Royston 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 Royston mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Royston

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from South Africa and Australia, the name Royston is of English origin and means "To Rule and be strong".
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International Interest
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From a place name in Hertfordshire, from the medieval given name Royce + Old English tūn (“settlement”)

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A town in North Hertfordshire district, Hertfordshire, England, on the Cambridgeshire border.
  4. A large village in Barnsley borough, South Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SE3611).
  5. A suburb of Glasgow, Scotland (OS grid ref NS6066).
  6. A coastal hamlet on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  7. A city in Franklin County, Hart County and Madison County, Georgia, United States.
  8. A ghost town in Fisher County, Texas, United States.

Notable Persons Named Royston

Notable Persons Named Royston

Royston Drenthe

Royston Drenthe is a soccer player for the Baniyas Club, Feyenoord, S.B.V. Excelsior, Real Madrid C.F., Hércules CF, Everton F.C., FC Alania Vladikavkaz, Reading F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Kayseri Erciyesspor, Netherlands national under-19 football team, and Netherlands national under-21 foot. Royston was born on April 8th, 1987 in Rotterdam.

Royston Langdon

Royston Langdon is a glam rock and alternative rock musician. He was most active from 1994 to 2002. Royston was given the name Royston William Langdon on May 1st, 1972 in Leeds.

Royston Tan

Royston Tan is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Royston was born on October 5th, 1976.

Royston Smith

Royston Smith is a for Southampton Itchen and Member of parliament. His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Royston was born on May 13th, 1964.

Royston Wee

Royston was born on November 15th, 1986 in Singapore.

Royston Tickner

Royston Tickner was an actor. Royston was born on September 8th, 1922 in Leicester. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 1997.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Royston

Notable Persons With the Last Name Royston

Ivor Royston

Ivor Royston is a in the fields of oncology, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Ivor was born in 1945 in Retford, England.

Robert Royston

Robert was born in 1908. He left this life on September 19th, 2008.

Roy Royston

Roy Royston was an actor. He was most prominent from 1912 to 1966. Roy was born on April 5th, 1899 in Mill Hill. Roy is also known as Crowden and Roy Charles. He died on October 7th, 1976.

John Robinson Royston

His military service ended in 1917.

Peter Royston

Peter was born in 6 in London. Peter is also known as peter Roy Watson.

Shad Royston

Shad was born on November 29th, 1982 in Australia.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Royston U.S.
  White 72.82% 64.26%
  African American 21.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Royston

People with the last name Royston are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Royston

  • How Popular is the name Royston? Royston is the 26,306th most popular name of all time. As a last name Royston was the 11,704th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Royston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 222 babies born with the first name Royston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Royston to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Royston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Royston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Royston is Wednesday, August 26th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Royston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Royston was in 2016 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Royston: The name spelled backwards is Notsyor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Otnsory. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Royston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,678 people with the last name Royston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Royston? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Royston as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Royston name meaning

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