Name: Boston

Origin and Meaning of the Name Boston

  • Meaning:
    Botolph's town
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (BOSS tun)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Boston)
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Miscellaneous Info for Boston

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, USA. Its name is a contraction of "Botolph's town"; St. Botolph is an English patron saint of farmers and the Danish patron saint of travellers.

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Popularity Rank of Boston (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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