Ashton

First Name
84k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ashton

"Ashton" is a name of English origin, and it means "Ash tree town". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British choreographer (1906-1988)
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From Old English æsc (“ash (tree species)”) + tūn (“enclosure, settlement”).

  1. A common place name in England.
  2. A habitational surname​ derived from the place names.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name.
  5. A town in South Australia, Australia.
  6. A ghost town in California, US.
  7. A city in Idaho, US.
  8. A village in Illinois, US.
  9. A city/town in Iowa, US.
  10. A village in Nebraska, US.
  11. A city/town in South Dakota, US.

Notable Persons Named Ashton

Ashton Kutcher is an actor, producer, model, and investor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Ashton was given the name Christopher Ashton Kutcher on February 7th, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Ashton was born on January 21st, 1988 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Ashton Holmes is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Ashton was born on February 17th, 1978 in Albany, New York, U.S.

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Ashton was born on January 13th, 1998 in Lumberton, North Carolina.

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Ashton was born on October 14th, 1993 in Melbourne.

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Ashton Sims is a rugby player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ashton

Martyn was born on December 2nd, 1974.

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Zawe Ashton is an actress and playwright. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Zawe was given the name Zawedde Ashton on July 25th, 1984 in London Borough of Hackney.

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John Ashton is an actor. He was most active from 1973 to present. John was given the name John David Ashton on February 22nd, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Mark Christian Ashton was a gay rights activist, lgbt rights in the united kingdom, and gay rightsactivist. Mark was born on May 19th, 1960 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He died on February 11th, 1987.

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Juli was born on October 5th, 1969 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Billy J. Kramer is a pop music, beat music, british rock, and roll musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Billy was given the name William Howard Ashton on August 19th, 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 6 0 6
1883 6 0 6
1892 6 0 6
1893 5 0 5
1896 7 0 7
1897 7 0 7
1900 6 0 6
1902 8 0 8
1906 6 0 6
1908 6 0 6
1909 10 0 10
1911 7 0 7
1912 14 0 14
1913 15 0 15
1914 23 0 23
1915 30 0 30
1916 24 0 24
1917 26 0 26
1918 33 0 33
1919 21 0 21
1920 29 0 29
1921 22 0 22
1922 30 0 30
1923 36 0 36
1924 24 0 24
1925 25 0 25
1926 17 0 17
1927 23 0 23
1928 21 0 21
1929 21 0 21
1930 21 0 21
1931 24 0 24
1932 23 0 23
1933 15 0 15
1934 22 0 22
1935 18 0 18
1936 15 0 15
1937 19 0 19
1938 15 0 15
1939 18 0 18
1940 18 0 18
1941 17 0 17
1942 20 0 20
1943 14 0 14
1944 13 0 13
1945 19 0 19
1946 18 0 18
1947 21 0 21
1948 15 0 15
1949 9 0 9
1950 10 0 10
1951 14 0 14
1952 23 0 23
1953 9 0 9
1954 23 0 23
1955 10 0 10
1956 18 0 18
1957 20 0 20
1958 14 0 14
1959 16 0 16
1960 14 0 14
1961 9 0 9
1962 13 0 13
1963 7 0 7
1964 22 0 22
1965 13 0 13
1966 14 0 14
1967 14 0 14
1968 20 0 20
1969 23 0 23
1970 25 0 25
1971 30 0 30
1972 20 0 20
1973 23 0 23
1974 32 0 32
1975 31 0 31
1976 35 7 28
1977 37 0 37
1978 36 0 36
1979 69 7 62
1980 69 5 64
1981 92 11 81
1982 119 20 99
1983 157 36 121
1984 222 40 182
1985 358 129 229
1986 1,215 954 261
1987 1,044 758 286
1988 938 629 309
1989 1,559 1,027 532
1990 1,469 832 637
1991 1,386 718 668
1992 1,306 724 582
1993 1,505 792 713
1994 1,652 970 682
1995 1,739 931 808
1996 1,695 895 800
1997 1,941 978 963
1998 1,973 945 1,028
1999 1,969 904 1,065
2000 2,183 868 1,315
2001 2,420 823 1,597
2002 2,635 782 1,853
2003 4,844 629 4,215
2004 5,846 411 5,435 #76 boy name
2005 4,397 334 4,063
2006 3,738 249 3,489
2007 3,609 230 3,379
2008 3,742 228 3,514
2009 3,778 222 3,556
2010 3,415 181 3,234
2011 3,774 234 3,540
2012 2,981 173 2,808
2013 2,800 188 2,612
2014 2,973 167 2,806
2015 3,193 191 3,002
2016 3,273 195 3,078

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Popularity of Ashton as a first name

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Popularity of Ashton as a last name

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Common last names for Ashton

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ashton U.S.
  White 80.49% 64.26%
  African American 13.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ashton

People with the last name Ashton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ashton

  • How Popular is the name Ashton? Ashton is the 721st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ashton was the 2,922nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ashton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,521 babies born with the first name Ashton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ashton to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ashton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ashton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ashton is Sunday, January 8th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ashton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ashton was in 2004 with a total of 5,435 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ashton!
  • Random Ashton Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ashton ranks 76th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 37 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Ashton: Your name in reverse order is Nothsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnaohs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ashton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,263 people with the last name Ashton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ashton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Ashton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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