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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kingston

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  • A user from Arkansas, United States says the name Kingston is of Unknown origin and means "A great person,leader, and helper".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
The black angel fish. See Angel fish, under Angel.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Capital and largest city of Jamaica
  2. A town in southeast Ontario on Lake Ontario near the head of the Saint Lawrence River
  3. A town on the Hudson River in New York
Wiktionary

From king +‎ -s- +‎ -ton, equivalent to King's Town.

  1. The capital of Jamaica.
  2. A town in south-west London and London Borough, formally Kingston upon Thames.
  3. Any of various towns or cities in the UK, US, Canada or Australia.
  4. A surname​.

Kingston was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Kingston

Kingston Nkhatha is a soccer player for the CAPS F.C., Free State Stars F. C., Carara Kicks F.C., Black Leopards F.C., Kaizer Chiefs F.C., SuperSport United F.C., and Zimbabwe national football team. Kingston was born on October 27th, 1985 in Zvimba, Zimbabwe.

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Kingston was born on October 25th, 1942.

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Kingston was born on March 13th, 1620. He died on October 21st, 1691.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kingston

Alex Kingston is an actress. She has been prominent since 1980. Alex was given the name Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston on March 11th, 1963 in Epsom.

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Sean Kingston is a reggae fusion, hip hop music, dance music, and contemporary r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Sean was given the name Kisean Anderson on February 3rd, 1990 in Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Kofi was born on August 14th, 1981 in Kumasi.

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Eddie Kingston is a wrestler. Eddie was born on December 12th, 1981 in Yonkers, New York.

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Maxine Hong Kingston is a writer. Maxine was given the name Maxine Ting Ting Hong on October 27th, 1940 in Stockton, California.

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Jack Kingston is a Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference and Republican Conference Vice-Chairman of the United States House of Representatives. Jack was born on April 24th, 1955 in Bryan, Texas.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 0 5
1921 9 0 9
1931 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1940 8 0 8
1941 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1946 7 0 7
1947 5 0 5
1950 6 0 6
1951 8 0 8
1956 5 0 5
1963 7 0 7
1976 6 0 6
1977 7 0 7
1978 9 0 9
1979 6 0 6
1982 6 0 6
1983 6 0 6
1984 6 0 6
1985 8 0 8
1986 7 0 7
1987 13 0 13
1988 8 0 8
1989 7 0 7
1990 10 0 10
1991 15 0 15
1992 15 0 15
1993 9 0 9
1994 14 0 14
1995 21 0 21
1996 20 0 20
1997 32 0 32
1998 25 0 25
1999 29 0 29
2000 33 0 33
2001 33 0 33
2002 31 0 31
2003 43 0 43
2004 58 0 58
2005 85 0 85
2006 203 0 203
2007 903 10 893
2008 1,546 12 1,534
2009 1,619 10 1,609
2010 1,685 11 1,674
2011 1,586 12 1,574
2012 1,782 9 1,773
2013 2,139 12 2,127
2014 2,596 11 2,585
2015 2,957 10 2,947
2016 3,144 16 3,128
2017 3,047 9 3,038

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Popularity of Kingston as a first name

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Popularity of Kingston as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kingston U.S.
  White 84.35% 64.26%
  African American 9.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

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People with the last name Kingston are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kingston

  • What name lists does Kingston rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kingston? Kingston is the 1,547th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kingston was the 4,998th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kingston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,850 babies born with the first name Kingston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kingston to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kingston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kingston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kingston is Friday, June 1st, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Kingston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kingston was in 2016 with a total of 3,128 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kingston!
  • Random Kingston Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kingston ranks 35th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 82 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Kingston: Your name in reverse order is Notsgnik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sntgknio. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kingston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,033 people with the last name Kingston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kingston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kingston 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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