Ashton (given name)

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Ashton
Gender Unisex (Mostly Male)
Language(s) English
Origin
Meaning "the man who lives at the farm or dwelling near the ash tree"
Other names
See also Ashten, Ashtyn, Ashtin

Ashton is a given name derived from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "ash tree town."[1]

The name is in use for both boys and girls in the United States. Ashton was used far more often on American females from years 1986-1997.[2] The popularity for girls was from the Terri Garber character "Ashton Main" on 1985's North and South (miniseries). Since Christopher Ashton Kutcher debut on television and film in the late 1990s, the name is now in favor more for boys, as it was always before 1986. Ashton was the 124th most popular name for American boys born in 2007. It was the 778th most popular name for American girls in 2005, the last year it was ranked among the top 1,000 names. Ashton was ranked among the top 100 names for boys in England and Wales in 2007 and in British Columbia, Canada and New South Wales, Australia in 2005 and 2006.[3]

Notable people with the name include:

Fictional characters with the name include:

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