Meaning and Origin of: Weston

Meaning and Origin of Weston

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Westerly direction

What does Weston mean and stand for?

The name Weston is of Old English origin and means "from the western town." It is derived from an English surname, which combines west with tun, meaning "enclosure, yard, town."

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : habitational name from any of numerous places named Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
  • English : variant of Whetstone.

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Weston has been consistently popular, rising from 397 in 2000 to almost making it into the top 100 in 2020, ranking 104.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Weston was at its peak popularity in July 2018.

Weston began as a British surname before entering the Western world as a relaxed given name. In 1990, Nicolas Cage chose the name for his son, which was unique at the time. More recently, The Office's Jenna Fischer named her son Weston. Other notable namesakes include poet Ezra Weston Loomis Pound, novelist Weston Ochse, NFL player Weston "Wes" Lunt, country singer Weston Burt, and drummer Weston DuPree.

Where is it Popular?

Weston was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Weston

  • Wes
  • West
  • Westy

Pairs well with these middle names