Quick Facts on Kingston
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Settlement of the King, royal manor
Characteristics of Kingston
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kingston
Kingston is the transferred use of an English surname with Anglo-Saxon roots which originated as a place name. Kingston quite literally translates to Kings Towne, one of numerous places in England, Australia, Canada and even Jamaica. The Olde English "cyningestun" means ‘settlement of the King’ or ‘royal manor’. As a given name, Kingston is a relatively recent invention and distinct to the United States.
Popularity of the Name Kingston
The name Kingston appeared for the first time on the U.S. popularity charts in 2006, so it’s a new coinage. The name was brought to the attention of Americans thanks to the pop-musician and fashion icon Gwen Stafani who named her first son Kingston James McGregor Rossdale on May 26, 2006. The name was apparently chosen in homage to father Gavin Rossdale’s English heritage and Gwen’s love of Jamaican culture. He is also referred to as simply “King.” In any case, the name Kingston was clearly influenced by this celebrity pair, and the name entered the charts that year, only to climb a whopping 583 positions on the charts the following year. Kingston is still ascending the charts, albeit a little more slowly. It is fast approaching a spot on the Top 200 list of most commonly used male names – quite a feat since it only entered the charts a mere five years ago! A courtly, “kingly” name, what parent doesn’t see their little boy as a regal little King?
Popularity of the Boy Name Kingston
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kingston
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kingston
Kingston We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kingston.
Popular Songs on Kingston
Grooving Kingston 12 - a song by Bob Marley
Kingston - a song by Sean Kingston
Kingston Advice - a song by The Clash
Kingston Town - a song by UB40
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kingston
Kingston - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Kingston.
Famous People Named Kingston
Famous People Named Kingston - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Kingston.
Children of Famous People Named Kingston
Famous People who Named their Son Kingston - Gwen Stefani (musician); Gavin Rossdale (musician)
Kingston - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kingston - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kingston.
Personality of the Boy Name Kingston
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kingston