Houston

Houston - A very unique male name



  Mar 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Houston, meaning Hugh's town, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #325. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Houston and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Houston? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Houston. The baby boy name Houston was given to 165 baby boys in 2012, ranking #934 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,946 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Houston peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 325.



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Houston is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Houston is currently topping the baby name charts in Tennessee at position #269 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,553.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Houston is where you live.


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Houston origin and meaning

Houston is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means Hugh's town. To see famous people named Houston, pop culture references for the name Houston and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Houston

We've found the following names that sound similar to Houston, sorted by popularity.

Huston / Heston /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012934
2011931
2010863
2009936
2008874
2007843
2006828
2005847
2004814
2003853
2002896
2001819
2000765
1999783
1998708
1997652
1996627
1995624
1994646
1993736
1992775
1991684
1990724
1989746
1988731
1987693
1986772
1985975
1984964
1983916
19821334
19811206
19801409
19791780
19781429
19772095
19761587
19751428
19741950
19731894
19721535
19711111
19701121
19691311
1968836
1967828
19661322
1965871
1964915
1963886
19621129
19611037
1960935
19591159
1958843
1957905
1956741
1955763
1954726
1953732
1952676
1951665
1950700
1949642
1948706
1947614
1946611
1945561
1944545
1943593
1942539
1941545
1940484
1939594
1938499
1937556
1936545
1935534
1934565
1933515
1932458
1931470
1930497
1929466
1928463
1927468
1926457
1925468
1924438
1923486
1922465
1921449
1920432
1919422
1918437
1917419
1916421
1915412
1914419
1913434
1912427
1911604
1910325

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Tennessee269
South Carolina460
Kentucky465
Oklahoma520
Kansas539
Utah543
Texas677
Alabama726
Georgia903
Indiana968
North Carolina1012
Virginia1027
Michigan1066
Pennsylvania1079
Florida1212
Illinois1249
California1553

Even more about Houston


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Houston a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Houston?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Houston
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 9,946
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +165

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