Gaston

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gaston

"Gaston" is a name of French origin, and it means "From Gascony, France". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​ of Norman French origin.
  2. A male given name occasionally transferred from the surname, or borrowed from modern French.

Gaston was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Gaston

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Gastón Ramírez is a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Southampton F.C., Peñarol, Bologna F.C. 1909, Hull City A.F.C., Uruguay national under-20 football team, Uruguay Olympic football team, and Uruguay national football team. Gastón was born on December 2nd, 1990 in Fray Bentos, Uruguay.

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Gaston Bachelard was a philosopher. Gaston was born on June 27th, 1884 in Bar-sur-Aube. He breathed his last breath on October 16th, 1962.

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Gaston Glock is an engineer. Gaston was born on July 19th, 1929 in Vienna.

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Gaston of France was royalty. He was most prominent from 1626 to 1660. Gaston was born as the child of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici on April 25th, 1608 in Palace of Fontainebleau. He left this life on February 2nd, 1660.

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Gaston Leroux was a journalist and author. Gaston was born in Paris. He breathed his last breath on April 15th, 1927.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaston

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Michael B. Gaston is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1993. Michael was born Michael B. Gaston on November 5th, 1962 in Walnut Creek, California, U.S.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Justin was given the name Justin Michael Gaston on August 12th, 1988 in Pineville, Louisiana.

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Cito Gaston is a baseball player. Cito was born on March 17th, 1944 in San Antonio.

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Gastone Moschin is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to 2001. Gastone was given the name Mochine Gaston on June 8th, 1929 in San Giovanni Lupatoto.

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Bruce Gaston is a football player for the Chicago Bears. Bruce was born on November 29th, 1991 in Chicago.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 8 0 8
1882 10 0 10
1883 7 0 7
1884 7 0 7
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1888 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1892 8 0 8
1893 6 0 6
1894 7 0 7
1895 12 0 12
1896 10 0 10
1897 10 0 10
1898 8 0 8
1899 11 0 11
1900 16 0 16
1901 8 0 8
1902 9 0 9
1903 17 0 17
1904 14 0 14
1905 12 0 12
1906 12 0 12
1907 13 0 13
1908 9 0 9
1909 16 0 16
1910 23 0 23
1911 24 0 24
1912 32 0 32
1913 33 0 33
1914 32 0 32
1915 50 0 50
1916 49 0 49
1917 51 0 51
1918 83 0 83
1919 57 0 57
1920 60 0 60
1921 69 0 69
1922 78 0 78
1923 59 0 59
1924 69 0 69
1925 52 0 52
1926 49 0 49
1927 62 0 62
1928 60 0 60
1929 62 0 62
1930 46 0 46
1931 54 0 54
1932 35 0 35
1933 34 0 34
1934 42 0 42
1935 46 0 46
1936 40 0 40
1937 21 0 21
1938 27 0 27
1939 27 0 27
1940 34 0 34
1941 29 0 29
1942 27 0 27
1943 25 0 25
1944 36 0 36
1945 30 0 30
1946 27 0 27
1947 46 0 46
1948 39 0 39
1949 29 0 29
1950 23 0 23
1951 27 0 27
1952 22 0 22
1953 33 0 33
1954 31 0 31
1955 28 0 28
1956 25 0 25
1957 31 0 31
1958 22 0 22
1959 23 0 23
1960 25 0 25
1961 29 0 29
1962 23 0 23
1963 22 0 22
1964 17 0 17
1965 31 0 31
1966 15 0 15
1967 19 0 19
1968 27 0 27
1969 24 0 24
1970 20 0 20
1971 22 0 22
1972 30 0 30
1973 23 0 23
1974 25 0 25
1975 30 0 30
1976 24 0 24
1977 24 0 24
1978 21 0 21
1979 17 0 17
1980 17 0 17
1981 22 0 22
1982 16 0 16
1983 24 0 24
1984 24 0 24
1985 30 0 30
1986 36 0 36
1987 55 0 55
1988 37 0 37
1989 33 0 33
1990 63 0 63
1991 43 0 43
1992 42 0 42
1993 55 0 55
1994 30 0 30
1995 40 0 40
1996 31 0 31
1997 31 0 31
1998 29 0 29
1999 33 0 33
2000 25 0 25
2001 22 0 22
2002 27 0 27
2003 38 0 38
2004 31 0 31
2005 29 0 29
2006 26 0 26
2007 21 0 21
2008 25 0 25
2009 20 0 20
2010 15 0 15
2011 27 0 27
2012 25 0 25
2013 22 0 22
2014 16 0 16
2015 29 0 29
2016 30 0 30
2017 24 0 24

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gaston U.S.
  White 49.26% 64.26%
  African American 41.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gaston

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gaston

  • What name lists does Gaston rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Gaston? Gaston is the 4,440th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gaston was the 1,837th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gaston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,881 babies born with the first name Gaston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gaston to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gaston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Gaston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gaston is Saturday, July 22nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Gaston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gaston was in 1918 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Gaston Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gaston is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Gaston: Your name in reverse order is Notsag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sgaotn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gaston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,502 people with the last name Gaston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gaston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Gaston as their last name.

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