What does Gaston mean?
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".
Gaston has 2 variants: Gascon and Gastone.Creative forms:
(male) Gaiton, Gasson, ..
(female) Gastonna, Gastonne, .. Middle name pairings:
Gaston Rockwell (G.R.), ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Gaston for boys. 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)
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