Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Weston

Weston is the transferred use of an English surname originating as a location name. The name comes from the Olde English elements “west” and “tūn” meaning ‘settlement, enclosure’ so quite literally Weston means a town in the west or a western settlement. It was likely given to denote residence on a farm to the west of a village. Location-based surnames were usually given to someone who moved to a new area (usually to seek work) as an identifier, and this place name would generally take the form of the person’s birthplace. This is how surnames spread throughout England in the Middle Ages and early modern era. Weston was first recorded as “Westun” in the Domesday Book in the 11th century, so this surname dates way back. The name Weston is mostly used in the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Weston

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME WESTON

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME WESTON

The name Weston was used sporadically at the turn of the 20th century but it never quite took hold on the charts in any significant way until the mid-1970s. The name has been bouncing around moderate success levels on the charts. In fact Weston reached its highest point of usage in 2010 at position #224. Not wildly popular by any means, Weston is doing ok. It’s hovering closer to the Top 100 lists in the states of Montana and Wyoming – two of our “Weston” states. Like Wesley and Wyatt, Weston is another “Wild West” sounding boy’s name. It’s got that rugged, mysterious quality we like so much. Easton sounds hoity-toity but Weston sounds strong and masculine.

Quick Facts

ON WESTON

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

163

PRONUNCIATION:

WEHS-tәn

SIMPLE MEANING:

West settlement

Characteristics

OF WESTON

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Weston

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME WESTON

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

Popular Songs

ON WESTON

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


Famous People

NAMED WESTON

Weston Adams (hockey player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED WESTON

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

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME WESTON

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