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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.

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

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) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashton for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashton name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ashton and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ashley and Ashton. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ashton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Acton. Like Ashton, this name is not commonly used.


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