Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /ˈhjuː.stɨn/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "Hugh's town", from the given name Hugh and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, town". This is the name of a town in Scotland. The American city of Houston is named after the Texas president Sam Houston (1793-1863), whose surname is derived from the Scottish town.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantHouston(English)
Surname DescendantHouston(Scottish)


Entry updated February 4, 2020