Kingston: baby boy name meaning and popularity


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.


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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