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What does Ashton mean?

Ashton Pronunciation of Ashton [ash-ton] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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.

Associated with: old english, surname, england.


Ashton has 6 variants: Ash, Ashford, Ashtin, Ashtun, Assheton and Aston.

Affiliated boy name: Ashby.

11 more related forms via Ashley: Ashely, Ashlan, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashlin, Ashling, Ashlinn, Ashly, Ashlyn and Ashlynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Ashson, Athton, ..

(female) Ashan, Ashta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ashton Carlo (A.C.), ..

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)

Ashton reached its apex rank of #76 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #141 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashton outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ashton (#141 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Ash (#1614 from current records), Ashby, Ashley, Ashtin and Aston (#1089). Other variants, like Ashly, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Ashton was more pronounced among parents 11 years ago (average #1446) and is somewhat less today (#1474, 39.6%), with the form Ashley becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashton, Ash, Ashby, Ashley, Ashtin, Aston in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashton, Ashley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Acton, Admon, Adnon, Affton (see Afton), Afton, Agoston, Ahmod, Ahren, Ahron, Aitan, Akshan, Aleron, Allon, Allson, Allton, Alstin, Alston, Alton, Anatol (see Anatole), Anntoin (see Anthony), Anton, Antoni, Antwon, Ardon, Armon, Aryon, Asen, Ashbel, Ashburn, Ashwin, Aswinn (see Aswin), Aswyn, Aswynn (see Aswin), 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 (see Milton), Parton, Paxton, Platon, Rexton, Riston, Russton, Seton, Tanton, Tayton, Teyton, Triton and Weston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ashton.

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