[ 2 syll. hou-(s)ton, ho-ust-on ] The baby boy name Houston is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is HHYUW-STahN †. Houston is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning settlement of houses. It is from the elements 'hus' meaning house ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. The name is derived from a surname which is itself from a place name possibly associated with a settlement of houses.
The name Houston is widely used; it has 22 variants. Variants include Hewson, Houst, Houstan, Housten, Houstin, Houstun, Houstyn, Hughstan, Hughsten, Hughstin, Hughston, Hughstun, Hughstyn, Hust, Hustan, Huste, Husten, Hustin, Huston, Hustyn, Hutcheson, and Hutchinson.
Houston is a classic favorite. Today it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.027% of baby boys were given the name Houston. Its ranking then was #319. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and it is of very modest use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.016% and its ranking #753, but it was nonetheless the most commonly used within all boy names in its group. In the past century Houston has predominantly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Houston include Hastean, Hasteen, Hastein, Hastin, Hastyn, Hosteen, Houstan, Houstin, Houstyn, Hughstan, Hughstin, Hughstyn, Hustan, Hustin, Hustyn, Hastiin, Hayastan, Justino, and Ághaistín.
† Pronunciation for Houston: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; 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)"