Meaning and name origin
Gaston \g(a)-ston, gas-ton\ as a boy's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1142 out of 1220, Top 94%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1323 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gaston for boys. Gaston reached its highest rank of #759 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).