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What does Hampton mean?

Hampton Pronunciation of Hampton [hamp-ton] as a boys' name is pronounced HAMP-tun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hampton is "home settlement". Place name. Hampton Beach, Virginia is the oldest English settlement in continuous existence in America, and Hampton Roads is the channel to one of the great natural harbors. South Carolina planter Wade Hampton was an important soldier in the Revolutionary War and his grandson (of the same name) was a prominent Confederate general and later, Governor of South Carolina. Musicial Lionel Hampton.

Associated with: old english, home, great, soldier (warrior), war.


Hampton has 1 variant: Hampten.

Affiliated boy name: Hampden.

Creative forms:
(male) Hampson, Hamton, ..

(female) Hampta, Hamptoni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hampton Raymundo (H.R.), ..

How popular is Hampton?

Hampton is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#451 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hampton was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #708 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1903. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barton, Camdon, Camedon, Cameron, Campion, Carlton, Carston, Caxton, Champeon, Dalton, Dameon, Damion, Darton, Daulton, Daxton, Dayton, Eamon, Earlton, Easton, Eaton, Gaeton, Gallton (see Galton), Garton, Haakon, Hacon, Haddon, Haimon, Hallton (see Halton), Halten (see Halton), Halton, Hamblin, Hamelin, Hamelton, Hamilton, Hamlen, Hamlin, Hammond, Hampus, Hanson, Hardon, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Haydon, Hazleton, Hilton, Houston, Huston, Hylton, Jameson, Jamison, Jamon, Kamdon, Kameron, Kamron, Karlton, Kempton, Langton, Lawton, Layton, Mannton (see Manton), Manton, Marston, Marton, Parton, Paton, Patton, Payton, Ralston, Ramon, Sampson, Samson, Saxton, Shipton and Tayton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hampton.

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