Easton is a stylish Ivy League-ish place and surname name, more modern than Weston, on its way up for both sexes as part of the new direction baby names are taking, as in North and West. Easton was used for her son by Jenna Elfman--and by Elizabeth Rohm for her daughter.
Easton came onto the popularity list at Number 921 in 1995; today it stands at 102.
Easton is a stylish Waspy-sounding surname that's climbing up the popularity charts. TV actress Elisabeth Rohm named her daughter Easton August Anthony--a real gender-bender. Note that Easton is just outside the Top 100 for boys--for whome directional names are a real trend-- but hasn't hit the Top 1000 yet for girls.