Kingston Name Meaning & Origin

Kingston

Pronunciation: KING-stən (key)

King would be a fun name to call a little boy -- like Duke, only more so. But as a given name it's too heavy-handed for most. Kingston not only brings the nickname in line but sets it to an island beat, courtesy of the capital of Jamaica. Rock stars Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale chose this name for their son in 2006, inspiring a small wave of little Kingstons.

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The name Kingston holds symbols of freedom, equality, human rights, suffering, compassion, and love. It is a symbol of the civil rights era, and expresses hope for tomorrows world.

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Old English origin, and the meaning of Kingston is "king's settlement". Place name.

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Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (b. 2006), son of American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress Gwen Stefani and English musician and actor Gavin Rossdale

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