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Gender: Male Meaning of Gaston: "the foreigner, the guest" Origin of Gaston: French from German

The name Gaston is a boy's name of French origin meaning "the foreigner, the guest". Gaston and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

Took on an off-putting air via the vain antihero of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

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Famous People Named Gaston

Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duke of Orleans, younger brother of King Louis XIII of France
(Pierre-Paul-Henri-) Gaston Doumergue, 13th president of France
Gaston Egmond Thorn, 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher
Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux, French novelist
Gaston Chevrolet, French-American racing driver and automaker
Gaston Flosse, president of French Polynesia and French Senator
Gaston Alfred Green III, American NFL football player
Gaston Franco, French MEP
Djimon Gaston Hounsou, Beninese actor
Gaston Anthony Richmond (b. 1982), son of American actress Jaclyn Smith
Dashiell Gaston Hawkins (b. 2008), son of singer Sophie B. Hawkins
Gaston Louis Antoine Marie (b. 2009), Prince of Orleans; son of Prince Jean, Duke of Vendome; in line to the defunct French throne

Pop Culture References for the name Gaston

Gaston, character in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"
Gaston, ladybeetle on animated series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Gaston Goody, mayor from British TV show "Captain Mack"
Gaston Lachaille, character in the play and movie "Gigi'


KJGlitter Says:


So you associate the name Gaston with a positive character and like it, and other people associate it with a negative character and don't like it. But where does the 'American ignorance of other cultures' come in?

Eliane Says:


Honestly sometimes I’m struck by American’s ignorance of other cultures! Gaston is a lovely famous French comic figure that made me laugh when I was little and I‘m not even French!

Zelliew Says:


What works in French can be a fail in English

HappyStar Says:


Or the lady bug that thinks it's a puppy dog that Ben elf flies on in the kid's TV show "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom" :-)

jordalini Says:


The bad guy from beauty and the beast..