Meaning and name origin
Ashton \a-sh-ton\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ashton), is pronounced ASH-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ashton is "ash tree town". Surname used as a given name. Occurs occasionally as a boys' name in England from the 1600s, but now it is used mainly for girls, perhaps due to the vogue for Ashley. Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton; museum executive Ashton Hawkins; actor Ashton Kutcher.
For more information, see also the related boy name Ashby.
Ashton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2432 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashton for boys. Ashton reached its highest rank of #76 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ashton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ashton (#143) and Ashley. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Acton. Like Ashton, this name is not commonly used.