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Origin & Meaning

The name Houston is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Houston is "hill town".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 931 in baby name popularity for boys with 226 occurrences.  It ranked 7370 in popular baby names for girls with 16 occurrences. 

View the Houston Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Houston has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Houston to other names.


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Houston falls into the landform name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Houston in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Houston.

Just for fun, see the name Houston in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Houston in Nautical Flags page.

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.