Ashton - Meaning of Ashton
[ 2 syll. as-(h)ton, ash-t-on ] The baby boy name Ashton is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is AE-SHTahN †. Ashton is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name is of the meaning ash tree town. It is from the elements 'aesc' meaning ash ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from a place name.
Ashton is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1980s up to the 2000s. At the peak of its usage in 2004, 0.257% of baby boys were given the name Ashton. Its ranking then was #76. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.157% and its ranking #128, but it was nonetheless the most widely used out of all boy names in its group. There were times from 1986 to 1997 that the name Ashton was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 2005, baby boys named Ashton outnumbered girls by 12 times.
Baby names that sound like Ashton include Acton, Adun, Agatón, Ajdin, Ashtin, Ashtine, Ashtown, Ashtyn, Ashtynne, Astin, Aston, Astyn, Atam, Atoine, Augustín, Austan, Austen, Austin, Austine, and Austyn.
† 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)"
A famous person named Ashton is Ashton Kutcher, Actor, born Christopher Ashton Kutcher, 7 February 1978, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.