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

Gaston Origin and Meaning

The name Gaston is a boy's name of French origin meaning "the foreigner, the guest".

Depending on your cultural references, you may think of Phantom of the Opera author Gaston Leroux, or the macho villain of Beauty and the Beast. While he's hardly a role model (unless you too use antlers in all of your decorating), his name was likely chosen because it's a classic in France. It's been used there since the middle ages, partly in honor of the Frankish bishop St Gaston. It went out of style in France mid-century, but now it's having a revival, entering the Top 300 in 2017.

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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..