Gaston - Meaning of Gaston
[ 2 syll. gas-ton, ga-st-on ] The baby boy name Gaston is pronounced GaeSTAHN- †. Gaston is of Germanic origin, and it is used mainly in the English, French, and German languages. It is from the element gast meaning 'guest, stranger'. The name is of obscure origin; the name was first used in south of France where it was borne by several counts and viscounts. The name could also be derived from the French Gascon, which signifies someone from the region of Gascony, France. The name is still common in France, and it is occasionally found in English speaking countries.
Gaston has 15 variants that are used in English and foreign languages. Variants used in English include Gascon, Gascone, Gasconea, Gasconee, Gasconey, Gasconi, Gasconie, Gascony, Gastan, Gasten, Gastin, Gastón, and Gastun. Gastone (Italian) and Waast (Dutch) are foreign variants of Gaston.
Gaston is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1903, 0.013% of baby boys were given the name Gaston. It ranked at #534 then. The baby name has since suffered a marked decline in popularity, and is of only sporadic use today. Out of all boy names in its group, Gaston was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Gaston include Gaetan, Gastin, Gastone, Gaudin, Gaudyn, Gautam, Gethin, Gethon, Gethun, Gethyn, Gidnee, Gidney, Gidni, Gidnie, Gidny, Godwenn, Godwenne, Godwin, Godwine, and Godwinn.
† Pronunciation for Gaston: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AE as in "at (AE.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)"