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What does Ashton mean?

Ashton Pronunciation of Ashton as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Ashton) is pronounced ASH-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ashton is "ash tree town". Surname used as a given name. Occurs occasionally as a boys' name in England from the 1600s, but now it is used mainly for girls, perhaps due to the vogue for Ashley. Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton; museum executive Ashton Hawkins; actor Ashton Kutcher. Also form of Ashby.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, surname, england


VARIANTS Ash, Ashford, Ashtin, Ashtun, Assheton, Aston

RELATED FORMS VIA ASHLEY Ashely, Ashlan, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashlin, Ashling, Ashlinn, Ashly, Ashlyn, Ashlynn



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How popular is Ashton?

Ashton is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2830 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ashton reached its apex rank of #76 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #128 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Ashton (#128 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) listed in the Top 2000 are Ash (#1366), Ashby, Ashley, Ashtin and Aston (#1367). Other variants, like Ashly, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Ashton was more pronounced among parents 14 years ago (AVERAGE #1446) and is somewhat less today (#1476, 36%), with the form Ashley becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashton, Ash, Ashby, Ashley, Ashtin, Aston in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashton, Ashley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Acton, Admon, Adnon, Affton (see Afton), Afton, Agoston, Ahmod, Ahren, Ahron, Aitan, Akshan, Aleron, Allon, Allson, Allton, Alstin, Alston, Alton, Anatol (see Anatole), Anntoin (see Anthony), Anton, Antoni, Antwon, Ardon, Armon, Aryon, Asen, Ashbel, Ashburn, Ashwin, Aswinn (see Aswin), Aswyn, Aswynn (see Aswin), Atherton, Athos, Auron, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Belton, Berton, Briton, Buxton, Colton, Danton, Darton, Dunton, Duston, Easton, Ellton, Elton, Eston, Felton, Fenton, Keeton, Kenton, Kolton, Linton, Lynton, Manton, Morton, Murton, Mylton (see Milton), Parton, Paxton, Platon, Rexton, Riston, Russton, Seton, Tanton, Tayton, Teyton, Triton and Weston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ashton.

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