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Meaning and Name Origin

Gaston \g(a)-ston, 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".


Variations

Gaston has 2 variants: Gascon and Gastone.


Popularity

Gaston is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1142 out of 1220, Top 94%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#1323 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gaston for boys. Gaston reached its peak rank of #759 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Easton, Gaeton, Galton and Garton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gaston.

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