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Ashton is a name that sounds very English, and it actually does have English origins to go along with the sound. The name may have originally been used as a surname in historic England, but it quickly spread for the first-name usage as well. It is a gender-neutral name that many parents still use, if only due to the popularity that celebrities like Ashton Kutcher gave it.

Meaning of the name Ashton:

Old English: ash tree town

Origin of the Name Ashton:

The name Ashton was originally used to denote families that were from a variety of areas throughout Old England that were known as ash tree towns. Ashton-under-Lyne, which was a town located close to Manchester, may have been one of the most popular locations for the name. There is another area near Northamptonshire that actually translates to “at the ash trees” in Old English, while others near Devon and Hertfordshire mean “the settlement of ash trees.”

Symbolism of the name Ashton:

The original Old English word that these towns were called, and families form these towns were called, was “ash tree settlement,” which is seen most in the names of the places near Devon and Herfordshire.

Style of Ashton:

The style of the baby name Ashton is traditional to Old England.

Gender of the Baby Name Ashton:

The baby name Ashton was originally intended for girls. With the popularity of male celebrities having the name, however, it quickly became one that is unisex. This means that the baby name is an option for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of Ashton:


Number of syllables in the Name Ashton:

There are two syllables in the name Ashton.

Emotion evoked from the Name Ashton:

Emotions evoked from the name Ashton have a sense of quirkiness and strength. This brings out a certain joy and happiness.

Alternative spellings of Ashton:

Nicknames for the Name Ashton:

Popularity of the Name Ashton:

The name Ashton was on the top 100 list for one year in 2004 at number 76. It is ranked at number 136 for 2020, and it has been on the top 200 list since the year 2002.

Related names to Ashton:

Great middle names for Ashton and their meanings:

  • Parker (park keeper)
  • Beck (brook, stream)
  • Carey (dark, black)
  • Corey (hollow)
  • Blake (pale, white)
  • Blair (plain, meadow, field)

Famous people with the Name Ashton:

  • Ashton Kutcher (actor, “That 70's Show”)
  • Ashton Shepherd (country music singer)
  • Ashton Irwin (Australian drummer)
  • Ashton Locklear (gymnast)

The Name Ashton in movies/pop culture:

  • Ashton Main (character in mini-series “North and South”)
  • Ashton Prentiss (character in book titled One of Us is Lying)
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