Meaning and Origin of: Easton

Meaning and Origin of Easton

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English: "east-facing place"

What does Easton mean and stand for?

The name Easton is of English origin and means "east-facing place." Originally a surname, Easton has recently gained popularity as a given name.

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. Most are from Old English ēast ‘east’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; examples in Devon and the Isle of Wight get their names from the Old English phrase beēastan tūne ‘(place) to the east of the settlement’. Another in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfrīc (composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + rīc ‘power’) or A{dh}elrīc (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + rīc ‘power’). One in Essex is from Old English ēg ‘island’ + stān(as) ‘stone(s)’. Finally Easton Neston in Northamptonshire gets its name from Old English Ēadstānestūn ‘settlement of Ēadstān’, a personal name composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’ + stān ‘stone’.
  • Nicholas Easton (1593–1675) was a tanner by trade who emigrated from Wales to MA in 1634, bringing his two sons with him on the Mary and John. He first settled at Ipswich, and in 1638 settled at Pocasset (Portsmouth) in RI, where he was governor in 1672–74. He had nine children.

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Popularity

Easton is the number seventy-four most popular boys name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, only recently breaking a three-year stint as number 66.

However, it is the 22nd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Easton was at its peak popularity in March 2017.

Easton was originally used as a surname before gaining popularity as a given name for both sexes. Recently, Jenna Elfman gave the name to her son and by Elizabeth Rohm to her daughter. Easton Corbin, the country singer, is one of the most popular celebrities with the name.

Where is it Popular?

Easton was searched for most often in the following states:

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