Ashton Meaning and Origin

The name Ashton is a boy’s name meaning “ash tree settlement” and is of English origin. It was originally a surname, derived from the Old English words “æsc” (ash tree) and “tun” (town or settlement). Ashton has been a popular name for boys in recent years, but it has also been used for girls. It gained mainstream attention in the United States during the 1980s, and has been a popular choice for parents ever since. Famous people with the name Ashton include Ashton Kutcher, an American actor and producer; Ashton Eaton, an American retired decathlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist; and Ashton Irwin, an Australian musician and member of the band 5 Seconds of Summer.

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