Langston is a distinguished baby name for boys. Reminiscent of tradition and delightful habitation, this name has a level of artistry that keeps it relevant in popular culture. Langston Whitfield is the protagonist of In My Country, and Langston Wilde was an important character on One Life to Live. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Langston:

Old English: Long stone, tall man's town, long town

Origin of the name Langston:

Langston derives from the Old English element lāng (meaning “long”) combined with a possessive suffix -tūn (meaning “town”). Alternatively, Langston may originate the Old English element lāng linked with the Anglo-Saxon word stān (meaning “stone”).

Symbolism of the name Langston:

Langston originated as a place name that later became a surname with its own family crest. Symbols for Langston include fortification stones found throughout Britain.

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Gender of the name Langston:

Langston is a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Langston:

The name Langston evokes feelings of companionship and cordiality.

Alternative spellings for the name Langston:

  • Lanston
  • Lankston
  • Langstan
  • Langsdon
  • Langdon
  • Langsden
  • Langsten
  • Langstyn
  • Langton
  • Langstone

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Popularity of the name Langston:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Langston was the 695th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

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Great middle names for Langston and their meanings:

  • Amos (borne by God, uplifted by God)
  • Azariah (God has helped)
  • Carter (transporter, carrier)
  • Douglas (dark water)
  • Grier (watchful, alert, vigilant)
  • Irving (green water)
  • Lionel (lion)
  • Marshall (marshal, enforcer, horse servant)
  • Otis (wealth, fortune)
  • Pax (peace)
  • Shane (God is gracious)
  • Wyatt (brave, hardy)

Famous people with the name Langston:

Langston in popular culture:

  • Langston Graham (character on Chuck)
  • Langston Whitfield (protagonist of In My Country)
  • Langston Wilde (character on One Life to Live)