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What does Williston mean?

Williston Pronunciation of Williston [willis-ton] as a name for boys is of Old English origin. Williston is an alternate spelling of Willis (Old English): variant of William.

Associated with: old english.


1 alternative form via Willis: Williss.

Creative forms:
(male) Waliston, Walliston, ..

(female) Willistar, Williswren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Williston Conor (W.C.), ..

How popular is Williston?

Williston is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#29932 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Willis (#1985 via latest list) is the only prominent alternative form of Williston (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. This relation of Williston was popular as a birth name 135 years ago (adoption of 0.13%) and is now much less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Williston and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alisson, Allison, Allson, Allston, Allton, Alston, Bellton, Bollton (see Bolton), Clifton, Collton, Colston, Criston, Dallton, Dillon, Earlston, Elison, Elisson, Ellington, Ellison, Ellson, Ellston, Ellton, Ellyson, Elston, Gallton (see Galton), Gellion, Gilleon, Gillion, Gillon, Gillson, Gilson, Hallton (see Halton), Hilton, Kellton, Kingston, Lauriston, Millton, Milton, Neillson (see Nelson), Nilson, Nilsson, Ralston, Riston, Silverton, Tilton, Triston, Wallis, Walton, Welldon, Wellington, Welton, Weston, Wilberto, Wilkinson, Willes, Willess, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willi, William, Williams, Williamson, Willie, Willkinson (see Wilkinson), Wills, Willson, Wilson, Wilton, Winsten, Winston, Winstonn, Winton, Wriston and Wynston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Williston.