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Gender: Male Meaning of Kingston: "king's town" Origin of Kingston: English Kingston's Popularity in 2017: #134

The name Kingston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "king's town". Kingston is ranked #134 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 "Generation CAF (7)".

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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Famous People Named Kingston

Kingston aka Ryan Maguire, American music producer of duo Blue Sky Black Death
Kingston, American Youtuber
Frank Kingston Smith, Sr., American attorney, pilot and author
Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (b. 2006), son of musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Kingston Wells (born 2010), son of football player Scott Wells
Kingston Boswell, son of soccer player Bobby Boswell
Kingston Oddo (b. 2011), son of actress Chelsea Hobbs and Teren Oddo
Kingston Ray Bourque (b. 2012), son of hockey player Chris Bourque
Kingston Saint Greer (b. 2017), son of actress Katy Mixon and track athlete Breaux Greer

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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. 😜