Gender: Male Meaning of Kingston: "king's town" Origin of Kingston: English Kingston's Popularity in 2019: #117

Kingston Origin and Meaning

The name Kingston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "king's town".

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