What does Gaston mean?
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".
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 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)