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What does Buxton mean?

Buxton Pronunciation of Buxton [bux-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Buxton is "bowing stones". Transferred use of the surname and place name noted for its thermal springs. Use as a given name may have been influenced by the popularity of names such as Buck and Bud, and similar sounding surnames such as Caxton and Paxton.

Associated with: old english, stones (rock).


3 related forms via Buck, Bud, Paxton: Paxon, Paxten and Paxtun.

Creative forms:
(male) Blyton, Buxnon, ..

(female) Buxlen, Buxwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Buxton Zackary (B.Z.), ..

How popular is Buxton?

Buxton is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#4477 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Buck, Bud and Paxton (#230 in 2015) are the popular related forms of Buxton (not ranked). Other variants, like Paxten, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Buxton was more pronounced in 2015 (adoption of 0.1%). Paxton is the steady favorite, while versions like Buck are now less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buck, Bud, Paxton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Buxton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barton, Belton, Benton, Berton, Bolton, Boston, Braxton, Breton, Brexton, Briton, Buiron, Burton, Button, Daxton, Dexton, Dunton, Duston, Fulton, Huston, Hutton, Murton, Rexton, Ruston, Saxton, Sexton and Sutton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Buxton.

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