Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Easton

The name Easton is the transferred use of an English surname originating as a place name. The Olde English phrase “be eastan tune” indicated a place east of a village or settlement. The word “east” obviously signifies the direction, and the Olde English “tūn” means ‘town, settlement.’ The surname developed in the 13th century, but as a forename, Easton is a modern coinage. East is the direction of the sunrise and symbolic of a new day. In the Bible, the east and sunrise depict God’s light and glory. In Feng Shui, east corresponds to health, harmony, family, transformation and new life.

All About the Baby Name – Easton

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME EASTON

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME EASTON

Easton follows the hyper-trendy naming practice of using last names as first names (Mason, Logan and Jackson being the current favorites in this category). Easton is just another example of this. The name first appears on the U.S. popularity charts in 1995 and immediately starts rising on the list of most favored boy’s names. It’s not yet a Top 100 choice, but it is continuing to gain ground. In fact, it advanced over 100 positions alone from 2009 to 2010. The name appears to be picking up steam, so we’ll have to wait and see if Easton continues this progress up the charts. Surnames as first names are fashionable right now and such trends tend to be shorter-lived (no more than two or three decades of serious use). Ironically, the states that favor Easton the most are actually WESTERN states. It’s a Top 50 name in North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah and Montana.

Quick Facts

ON EASTON

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

88

PRONUNCIATION:

EES-tun

SIMPLE MEANING:

East town

Characteristics

OF EASTON

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Easton

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME EASTON

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Easton

Popular Songs

ON EASTON

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Easton


Famous People

NAMED EASTON

Easton Corbin (country musician)

Children of Famous People

NAMED EASTON

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Easton

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME EASTON

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Easton