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What does Gaston mean?

Gaston Pronunciation of Gaston [gas-ton] as a boys' name is of French and German origin, and the meaning of Gaston is "guest, stranger". French name from the Germanic word gast. This was the name of a sixth-century bishop who was a missionary to the Franks, which led its use as an aristocratic name in the early Middle Ages. The name may also mean "man from Gascony", whereby Gascony is a region in the south of France whose inhabitants are reputed to be hot-tempered. Also the name of the unlucky and boorish suitor in Disney's film of "Beauty and the Beast".

Associated with: aristocratic (noble), beauty (handsome).


Gaston has 2 variants: Gascon and Gastone.

Creative forms:
(male) Gaiton, Gasson, ..

(female) Gastha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaston Terry (G.T.), ..

How popular is Gaston?

Gaston is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1142 out of 1220, Top 94%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#1797 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gaston reached its peak rank of #702 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alston, Aston, Barton, Boston, Carston, Cason, Castor, Caxton, Dalton, Danton, Darton, Daxton, Dayton, Deston, Duston, Easton, Eaton, Eatton, Elston, Eston, Gaetan, Gaeton, Gallton (see Galton), Galten, Galton, Galvon, Gannon, Garion, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Garson, Garton, Gaylon, Gorton, Grayton, Halton, Huston, Jason, Jeston, Kason, Kastor, Lawton, Layton, Manton, Marston, Marton, Maslon, Mason, Masson, Parton, Paton, Patton, Paxton, Payton, Ralston, Riston, Ruston, Salton, Saxton, Tanton, Tayton, Walton, Warton and Weston. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gaston.

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