[ 2 syll. as-(h)ton, ash-t-on ] The baby girl name Ashton is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced AE-SHTahN †. Ashton has its origins in the Old English language and it is used largely in English. The name Ashton means 'ash tree town'. It is derived from aesc which means 'ash' ; tun 'town, settlement, homestead'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name. See Ashton for more information.
In addition, Ashton is a form of the English Ashley.
Ashton is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1986, 0.052% of baby girls were named Ashton. It had a ranking of #267 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Ashton, Ashley was the most regularly used. Although there were times from 1986 to 1997 that Ashton was more popular with girls, today it is used more commonly as a boy name. There were 12 times more boys than girls who were named Ashton in 2005.
Baby names that sound like Ashton include Adaene, Adayn, Adayne, Addine, Adien, Ashtin, Ashtine, Ashtyn, Ashtynne, Astin, Atun, Atune, Atunn, Atunne, Austen, Austin, Austine, Austyn, Austyne, and Osten.
† Pronunciation for Ashton: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"