Name: Houston

Origin and Meaning of the Name Houston

  • Meaning:
    Hugh's town
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (HYOO stun)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Houston)
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Miscellaneous Info for Houston

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Houston is the name of largest city in the state of Texas, United States.
    Originally a place in Scotland, the name Houston comes from the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh and the Middle English 'tune, toun', meaning "settlement, village".

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

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