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Gender: Male Meaning of Houston: "Hugh's town" Origin of Houston: Scottish Houston's Popularity in 2017: #802

The name Houston is a boy's name meaning "Hugh's town". Houston is ranked #802 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (19)".

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Looking for a Texas name more distinctive than Austin and Dallas? Houston is a lanky, roguish place-name, right in style with its Texas accent and cowboy image.

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Famous People Named Houston

Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-born German philosopher
Houston Alexander, American mixed martial artist
Houston Antwine, American NFL player
Houston Branch, American screenwriter
Houston Person, American jazz saxophonist
Houston Irwin (b. 2003), son of NFL player Heath Irwin
Houston Theriot (b. 2005), son of baseball player Ryan Theriot
Sam Houston, American founder of Texas
Marques Barrett Houston, American R&B/rap singer
Whitney Houston, American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Houston

Houston, a colloquial term for NASA's Mission Control Center, and first word said from the moon
Houston, largest city in Texas and the 4th most populated city in the United States.

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