Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Settlement on the headland; Village; Nook
Sophisticated and steeped in history, Houghton is a masculine name of English origin that means “settlement on the headland” or “village.” A variant of the surname Haughton, it dates all the way back to the 16th century and stemmed from the Gaelic family names Ó hEachtair or Ó hEacháin. Also, a placename, Houghton, came from the name of a small village in the northwest of England and is derived from the Old English word halh meaning “nook,” and tun, meaning “village” or “settlement.” If you feel it will take a village for your boisterous baby full of mischief, you might want to consider this sweet and charming moniker.
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