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Quick Facts on Boston

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 567
Simple meaning:
Botolph's town

Characteristics of Boston

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Boston

Boston is the transferred use of a place name; generally speaking the largest city located in the state of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities established in the United States. The city of Boston actually got its name from another small port town called Boston in Lincolnshire, England due to the fact that many of its immigrants originally hailed from there. The town of Boston in England means “Botolph's town” in honor of a 7th century English saint named Botolph (or Botwulf in Old English). Today St. Botolph's Church is known affectionately as The Stump since its massive tower stands tall and proud and can be seen for miles from the English city of Boston. St Botolph is the patron saint of travelers and farming and his feast day in England is June 17. So this is where Boston, Massachusetts got its name – from a small English town named after some obscure early English saint. Incidentally, Boston, MA was actually originally called Trimountaine in reference to the three hills surrounding the early settlement (only Beacon Hill remains today). As a masculine forename, Boston became popularized by the trendy interest in place names as given names (Brooklyn, Austin, Dallas, etc). The name is mainly used in the United States, but occasionally you’ll find it appear in Canada and Australia.

Popularity of the Name Boston

Boston is a pretty new first name for American baby boys. It only first appeared on the charts in 2004 so the name doesn’t even have ten years under his belt. There are several more place names currently more popular for American baby boys today such as Austin, Carson, Dallas and Phoenix, but Boston has shown impressive upwards trajectory on the charts. Although we’re pretty sure Boston is done growing in usage since he’s showing slight signs of slippage in the past couple of years. We'll have to wait and see where he goes from here. In 1979 actor Kurt Russell had a son (before marrying Goldie Hawn) whom he named Boston. Boston is a wondeful place, so we understand why some parents want to pay it homage, but the name feels a tiny bit awkward. On the other hand, we can’t help but to picture a little boy nicknamed “the Boss” because after all you are under the employment of your child, right? We’re guessing a lot of parents choose this name because Boston, MA holds some significance for them as a meaningful place.
Popularity of the Boy Name Boston
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Boston

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Boston

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Boston

    Boston We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Boston.

  • Popular Songs on Boston

    Popular Songs on Boston

    Please Come to Boston - a song by Kenny Chesney

    Please Come to Boston - a song by Willie Nelson

    Please Come to Boston - a song by Reba McIntire

    The Boston Rag - a song by Steely Dan

    They Came to Boston - a song by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    We’re Better than Boston - a song by Sonny

  • Famous People Named Boston

    Famous People Named Boston

    Famous People Named Boston - Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett (the Union Army soldier who shot and killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth)

  • Children of Famous People Named Boston

    Children of Famous People Named Boston

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Boston - Kurt Russell (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Boston - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Boston - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Boston.

Personality of the Boy Name Boston

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Boston

  • No Variations Found.
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