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Gender: Male Origin of Boston: Place-name Boston's Popularity in 2017: #659

The name Boston is a boy's name . Boston is ranked #659 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Unseen in the USA since 1901, Boston rocketed back into the Top 1000 in 2004 and, like other place-names such as Brooklyn, London and Paris, is now a reliable presence on the list.

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Famous People Named Boston

Robert Carlo "Boston Rob" Mariano, American reality TV personality ("Survivor")
Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, American soldier who shot presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth
Boston Charley, Native American Modoc warrior in the Modoc War of 1872
Boston Russell (b. 1980), son of actor Kurt Russell and Season Hubley
Boston Ridge (b. 1997), son of New Zealand rugby player Matthew Ridge and Sally Ridge
Boston Thomas Potts (b. 2007), son of Olympic triathlete Andy Potts
Boston Wade Hoellein (b. 2013), son of family vlogger Bonnie Hoellein

Pop Culture References for the name Boston

Boston, American band
"Boston," song by Augustana
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Charity Hughes Says:


Our son is Boston Edward. He is 5 now and I can't imagine him with any other name. We do call him Boss for short but the sound of Boston Edward is so strong. Even his pediatrician said he is gonna be something big someday with a name like that. Let's hope :)

aiden 9964 Says:


My daughters name is Boston. It's not just a boy name and she loves her name as do we. Honestly we named her Boston and I never looked it up. I truly never thought it would even be listed as a name. Our family has strong roots in Boston this is why we choose the name.. and im proud to say she is as strong as her name!

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I think Boston is a super cool name



A disgusting name, that with London is just unnecessary, and will get your son bullied

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I used to love this name for a girl, but I think it's more for a boy, or a dog.

Amal Thaon Says:


The name Boston is derived from St Botolph's (town) in the UK. Nicknames are Hub, Hubby, Stumpy (from Boston Stump, a high gothic tower), Boss, and Beanie.

xaliciax Says:


I first saw this used as a name when I read a book called "Stick" by Andrew Smith, where the older brother character was named Bosten. Not sure if I would ever use it, but I think it sounds pretty cool.

lesliemarion Says:


Great male name!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Wow! I like it! But my sister used it as a character name.