Gender: Male Meaning of Kingston: "king's town" Origin of Kingston: English Kingston's Popularity in 2018: #117

The name Kingston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "king's town". Kingston is ranked #117 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Guest Says:


I've loved this ever since Gwen used it, I thought it was super cool and an offbeat place name name. 😜