"king's town"

Kingston Origin and Meaning

The name Kingston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "king's town".

Chosen for their first son by musical couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, this Jamaican place and elegant British surname also boasts the more regal yet user-friendly short form, King.

Kingston offers clear evidence of the starbaby effect: it arrived on the popularity list in 2006, the year little Kingston Rossdale was born, and has risen since.

# 142 in the US

Kingston Rank in US Top 1000

# 1048 on Nameberry

Kingston Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Kingston Popularity

Famous People Named Kingston

  • KingstonAmerican Youtuber
  • Kingston aka Ryan MaguireAmerican music producer of duo Blue Sky Black Death
  • Frank Kingston SmithSr., American attorney, pilot and author
  • Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (b. 2006)son of musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
  • Kingston Wells (born 2010)son of football player Scott Wells
  • Kingston Boswellson of soccer player Bobby Boswell
  • Kingston Oddo (b. 2011)son of actress Chelsea Hobbs and Teren Oddo
  • Kingston Ray Bourque (b. 2012)son of hockey player Chris Bourque
  • Kingston Saint Greer (b. 2017)son of actress Katy Mixon and track athlete Breaux Greer
  • Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell (b. 2020)son of actress Billie Lourd

Kingston in Pop Culture

  • KingstonJamaica
  • KingstonOntario, Canada