Liston name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Liston mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Liston

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from South Africa, the name Liston is of English origin and means "Strength, Resilience".
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International Interest
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  1. United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)

Notable Persons Named Liston

Notable Persons Named Liston

Liston Bochette

Liston was born in 1957.

Liston B. Ramsey

Liston B. Ramsey was a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Speaker, Member of theNorth Carolina House of Representatives, and Speaker (1981–1989). Liston was born on February 26th, 1919 in Marshall, North Carolina. He left this life on September 2nd, 2001.

Liston Pope

Liston was born on September 6th, 1909. He passed away on April 15th, 1974.

Liston Barfield

Liston was born on August 9th, 1945 in Conway, South Carolina, United States.

Liston Harry Fonataba

Liston Harry Fonataba is a soccer player for the Perseru Serui. Liston was born on March 12th, 1984 in Indonesia.

Liston Colaco

Liston Colaco is a sports team member for the Salgaocar F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Liston

Notable Persons With the Last Name Liston

Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston was a boxer. Sonny was born in Sand Slough, Arkansas, U.S. He passed away on December 30th, 1970.

Robert Liston

Robert Liston was a scientist. Robert was born on October 28th, 1794 in Ecclesmachan, West Lothian. He passed away on December 7th, 1847.

Melba Liston

Melba Liston was a jazz musician. Melba was born on January 13th, 1926 in Kansas City, MO, USA. She left this life on April 23rd, 1999.

Tricia Liston

Tricia Liston is a basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx in the Women's National Basketball Association. She was most active from 2014 to present. Tricia was born on February 20th, 1992 in Chicago.

Emil Liston

Emil was born on August 21st, 1890. Emil is also known as Liston and Emil S.. He passed away on October 26th, 1949.

Larry Liston

Larry was born in 1952.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Liston U.S.
  White 87.21% 64.26%
  African American 6.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Liston

People with the last name Liston are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Liston

  • How Popular is the name Liston? Liston is the 11,501st most popular name of all time. As a last name Liston was the 6,877th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Liston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 918 babies born with the first name Liston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Liston to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Liston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Liston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Liston is Thursday, May 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Liston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liston was in 1923 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Liston Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Liston is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 10 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Liston: The name spelled backwards is Notsil. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lontsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Liston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,888 people with the last name Liston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Liston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Liston as their last name.
  • Liston name meaning

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