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Houston

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How popular is the baby name Houston in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 11 0 11
1882 17 0 17
1883 16 0 16
1884 15 0 15
1885 13 0 13
1886 24 0 24
1887 16 0 16
1888 23 0 23
1889 11 0 11
1890 13 0 13
1891 20 0 20
1892 14 0 14
1893 17 0 17
1894 18 0 18
1895 22 0 22
1896 29 0 29
1897 20 0 20
1898 18 0 18
1899 14 0 14
1900 33 0 33
1901 31 0 31
1902 30 0 30
1903 27 0 27
1904 27 0 27
1905 28 0 28
1906 24 0 24
1907 32 0 32
1908 39 0 39
1909 34 0 34
1910 41 0 41
1911 34 0 34
1912 58 0 58
1913 83 0 83
1914 106 0 106
1915 145 0 145
1916 158 0 158
1917 154 0 154
1918 167 0 167
1919 171 0 171
1920 174 0 174
1921 170 0 170
1922 164 0 164
1923 147 0 147
1924 172 0 172
1925 154 0 154
1926 157 0 157
1927 153 0 153
1928 150 0 150
1929 138 0 138
1930 126 0 126
1931 123 0 123
1932 134 0 134
1933 105 0 105
1934 110 0 110
1935 95 0 95
1936 100 0 100
1937 95 0 95
1938 121 0 121
1939 88 0 88
1940 126 0 126
1941 112 0 112
1942 117 0 117
1943 108 0 108
1944 111 0 111
1945 97 0 97
1946 105 0 105
1947 121 0 121
1948 96 0 96
1949 100 0 100
1950 89 0 89
1951 99 0 99
1952 96 0 96
1953 102 0 102
1954 89 0 89
1955 83 0 83
1956 85 0 85
1957 70 0 70
1958 72 0 72
1959 53 0 53
1960 50 0 50
1961 58 0 58
1962 52 0 52
1963 70 0 70
1964 74 0 74
1965 73 0 73
1966 51 0 51
1967 79 0 79
1968 73 0 73
1969 55 0 55
1970 61 0 61
1971 59 0 59
1972 42 0 42
1973 39 0 39
1974 36 0 36
1975 47 0 47
1976 47 0 47
1977 40 0 40
1978 55 0 55
1979 56 0 56
1980 63 0 63
1981 69 0 69
1982 81 0 81
1983 88 0 88
1984 107 0 107
1985 94 0 94
1986 133 0 133
1987 177 7 170
1988 179 7 172
1989 198 13 185
1990 208 12 196
1991 231 13 218
1992 203 13 190
1993 217 6 211
1994 286 16 270
1995 278 14 264
1996 278 11 267
1997 261 10 251
1998 240 14 226
1999 219 10 209
2000 222 9 213
2001 205 10 195
2002 197 11 186
2003 215 6 209
2004 223 8 215
2005 228 10 218
2006 249 6 243
2007 262 6 256
2008 250 7 243
2009 225 7 218
2010 243 5 238
2011 210 0 210
2012 221 6 215
2013 214 8 206
2014 242 16 226
2015 277 14 263

Want to know about the popularity of the Houston baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,786 babies born with the name Houston in the United States. That's more than enough Houstons to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 16 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Houston" was in 1994 with a total of 270 babies.

According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Houston" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 17 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of only 208 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Houston popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Houston in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Southern U.S. Baby Names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each state.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Houston" mean? The list below shows the origins of Houston as well as things modernly associated with the name Houston such as celebrities named Houston.

Origin and Meaning of Houston

The name "Houston" is of English origin, and it means "From Hugh's town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Houston

Houston is a settlement. Houston was born in 1969.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Houston

Houston Astros
Houston Chronicle
Houston Craigslist
Houston News
Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets Roster
Houston Texans
Houston Texans Roster
Houston Zoo
Houston Weather
Houston Tx

Alternative Meanings

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Notsuoh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ohstonu". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Houston born Aug 6, 1984

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1100. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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