Houston
Origin/Usage
English, Germanic
Pronunciation
HYOO-stən
Meaning
Intelligent
More info about the name "Houston"

Houston is most likely derived from Hugh, itself an English variant of Hugo. Hugo originates in Germanic languages and means "intelligent". As a masculine given name it has been popular over centuries, in many different European languages. In the United States, it has regained popularity in recent years. It functions as a surname as well, the famous bearer being Victor Hugo, a French writer.

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Houston Jimenez - baseball player

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