What does Houston mean?
Houston [hous-ton] as a boys' name is pronounced HEW-ston. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Old English origin, and the meaning of Houston is "Hugh's town; settlement on the hill". Place name. The name's association with the American West is due to the Texan general Sam Houston (1793-1863) and the city of Texas that uses his name. Not as common as Dallas.
(male) Houshan, Houswin, ..
(female) Housta, Houster, .. Middle name pairings:
Houston Eithan (H.E.), ..
How popular is Houston?
Houston is a somewhat popular first name for men (#779 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#563 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Houston reached its highest position of #390 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #847 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Houston (#847 last year) are Dallas (#255 last year) and Huston. Adoption of these forms of Houston is widespread presently (adoption of 0.09%). Dallas has generally been a favorite of parents.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Allston, Aston, Bollton (see Bolton), Bolton, Boston▲, Bourbon, Boynton, Burton▼, Button, Buxton, Carston, Coleton, Collton, Colson, Colston, Colton▲, Cotton, Coulson, Criston, Daulton, Deston, Dowson, Dunton, Duston, Easton▲, Ellston, Eston, Fulton, Gaston, Hallton (see Halton), Halton, Hampton, Hanson, Hansson, Hilton▼, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Hodgson, Honesto, Horst, Horten, Horton, Houghton, Hudson▲, Huon, Husain, Husayn, Husein, Hutten, Hutton, Hylton, Jeston, Johnston, Jonson, Loughton, Marston, Monkton, Morton▼, Murton, Norton, Preston, Ralston, Riston, Ronson, Rosston, Royston, Russton, Ruston, Sutton▲, Thurston, Torston, Triston▼, Weston▲, Winston▲ and Wynston. These names tend to be less frequently used than Houston.See names in meaning and etymology.