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Gender: M Meaning of Langston: "tall man's town" Origin of Langston: English Langston's Popularity in 2013: #957

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.

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Famous People Named Langston

(James Mercer) Langston Hughes, American poet
Langston Galloway, American basketball player
Langston Branden Walker, American football player
Langston Moore, American football player
Langston Fishburne, son of actor Laurence Fishburne

Pop Culture References for the Name Langston

Langston Graham, character on TV's "Chuck"
Chester Langston, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Langston Wilde, female character on American soap "One Life to Live"

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