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What does Livingston mean?

Livingston Pronunciation of Livingston [liv-ingston] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Livingston is "Leofwine's settlement". The Old English personal name Leofwine means "beloved friend". Livingston can also be traced to two other ancestors. One is the Irish personal name Duinnshleibhe, meaning "brown mountain". The other is the Jewish surname Lowenstein, meaning "lion stone". The Livingston family were prominent Hudson River landowners in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Associated with: old english, old, friend, irish (gaelic), brown, mountain, surname, lion, stone (rock), river, 18th century, 19th century.


Livingston has 3 variants: Livingsten, Livingstin and Livingstone.

Creative forms:
(male) Laningston, ..

(female) Livinglynn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Livingston Mitchell (L.M.), ..

How popular is Livingston?

Livingston is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#766 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Livingston entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1755 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Albinson, Barrington, Branston, Brighton, Carington, Carrington, Caryngton (see Carrington), Clinton, Covington, Cranston, Creighton, Criston, Davidson, Davison, Dickinson, Dunston, Ellington, Harrington, Huntington, Johnston, Kingston, Kynaston, Langdon, Langsden, Langsdon (see Langston), Langston, Langton, Laughton, Lauriston, Leighton, Lindon, Linton, Lintonn (see Linton), Lionisio (see Leon), Litton, Loughton, Lynton, Princeton, Quinnton, Quinton, Remington, Riston, Robinson, Simonson, Swinton, Triston, Vinson, Vinton, Washington, Wellington, Wilkinson, Williston, Winston, Winton, Wriston and Wynston. These names tend to be more commonly used than Livingston.

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