Kingston: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Kingston

An Old English place name meaning “king’s town,” and also the capital of Jamaica, so whether you’re looking for a regal and aristocratic or a more laid-back vibe for your son, this name’s got you covered no matter what his personality turns out to be.

Nicknames:

King. But don’t let that shit go to his head.

Famous people named Kingston:

YouTuber Kingston; music producer Kingston (a.k.a. Ryan McGuire); author Frank Kingston Smith, Sr.

Fun fact:

In 2006, Kingston was barely clinging to the top 1000 boys’ names — number 937 to be exact — but when music royalty Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale gave the name to their son, it skyrocketed, and is now in the top 130s.

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