[ 2 syll. ea-(s)ton, eas-t-on ] The baby boy name Easton is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is IY-STahN †. Easton is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning eastern town. It is from the elements 'east' ; 'tun' meaning town, settlement, homestead. The first name is from the surname, which is derived from a place name.
Easton is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s; before that, it was of sporadic use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2016, 0.279% of baby boys were given the name Easton. Its ranking then was #66. Within all boy names in its group, Easton was the most popular in 2016. Easton was more frequently used than the subsequent ranked name, Eason, by 24 times in that year. Easton has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Easton: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"