What does Ashton mean?
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.
Affiliated boy name: Ashby.more]
How popular is Ashton?
Ashton is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2830 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Ashton for boys. Ashton was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #76 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #143 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ashton and associated names. The only other popular alternative form of Ashton (#143 from current records) listed in the Top 1000 is Ashley. Other variants, like Ashly, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Ashton was more pronounced among parents 34 years ago (average #474) and is almost as conventional today (#571, ▼18.5%), but with the form Ashley becoming less trendy. Ashton is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these.
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Recommended similar baby names are Acton, Admon, Adnon, Affton, Afton, Agoston, Ahmod, Ahren, Ahron, Aitan, Akshan, Aleron, Allon, Allson, Allton, Alstin, Alston, Alton▼, Anatol, Anntoin, Anton▼, Antoni, Antwon▼, Ardon, Armon, Aryon, Asen, Ashbel, Ashburn, Ashwin, Aswinn, Aswyn, Aswynn, Atherton, Athos, Auron, Austen▼, Austin▲, Austyn▼, Belton, Berton▼, Briton, Buxton, Colton▲, Danton, Darton, Dunton, Duston, Easton▲, Ellton, Elton▼, Eston, Felton▼, Fenton, Keeton, Kenton▼, Kolton▲, Linton, Lynton, Manton, Morton▼, Murton, Mylton, Parton, Paxton▲, Platon, Rexton, Riston, Russton, Seton, Tanton, Tayton, Teyton, Triton and Weston▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ashton.