The great African-American Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes put this one on the map; actor Laurence Fishburne adopted it for his now grown son, born in 1987. Despite these popular associations, the name didn't make it into the Top 1000 until 2013 -- but it made quite a splash as one of the fastest-rising names of the year.
Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes, Langston being his mother's maiden name.
Some similar choices are Lanford, Landon, Langford and Langley.
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