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Gender: M Meaning of Langston: "tall man's town" Origin of Langston: English Langston's Popularity in 2016: #653

The great African-American Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes put this one on the map; actor Laurence Fishburne adopted it for his now grown son, born in 1987. Despite these popular associations, the name didn't make it into the US Top 1000 until 2013. It rose to Number 653 last year. This name is even less used in England or Wales, where in 2014 no births were registered using this name.

Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes, Langston being his mother's maiden name.

Some similar choices are Lanford, Landon, Langford and Langley.

Famous People Named Langston

(James Mercer) Langston Hughes, American poet
Langston Galloway, American basketball player
Langston Branden Walker, American football player
Langston Moore, American football player
Langston Fishburne, son of actor Laurence Fishburne

Pop Culture References for the name Langston

Langston Graham, character on TV's "Chuck"
Chester Langston, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Langston Wilde, female character on American soap "One Life to Live"

Langsdon, Langton, Langsden