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What does Boston mean?

Boston Pronunciation of Boston as a boys' name is of Middle English origin. Place name. May possibly mean "town by the woods". American use likely refers to the historic city on the Atlantic that is home to many institutions of higher learning.


ASSOCIATED WITH woods (tree), home, learning (wise)




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How popular is Boston?

Boston is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2223 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Boston reached its top position of #537 in the U.S. in 2009, and is presently at #639. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Boston is pronounced similarly to Bastien. Other recommended sound-alike names are Agoston, Alston, Aston, Barton, Bastian, Belton, Benton, Berton, Bogdan, Bollton (see Bolton), Bolten, Boltin, Bolton, Borbon, Bordon, Boynton, Breton, Briton, Brocton, Burton, Button, Buxton, Colston, Colton, Cotton, Deston, Duston, Easton, Elston, Eston, Gaston, Gorton, Horton, Houston, Huston, Jeston, Kolton, Morton, Mostyn, Norton, Riston, Rosston, Royston, Ruston, Torston and Weston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Boston.