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Originally from a place near Glasgow, from the Middle English equivalent of "Hugh's town".


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhjuː.stɨn/, [ˈhj̊uːstɨn], [j̊uːstɨn]
  • (file)
  • (county in Georgia, street in Manhattan, sometimes the surname): IPA(key): /ˈha͡ʊstən/.

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  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A large city, the county seat of Harris County, Texas, United States, named after Sam Houston.
  3. A town in the Bulkley Valley, British Columbia, Canada.
  4. A village in Renfrewshire council area, Scotland.
  5. Other places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Winston County, Alabama, United States.
    2. A city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States.
    3. A small town in Perry County, Arkansas, United States.
    4. A small town in Kent County, Delaware, United States.
    5. An unincorporated community in Suwannee County, Florida, United States.
    6. An unincorporated community in Heard County, Georgia, United States.
    7. An unincorporated community in Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana, United States.
    8. A small city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States.
    9. A small city in and one of the two county seats of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, United States.
    10. A small city, the county seat of Texas County, Missouri, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in York County, Nebraska, United States.
    12. An unincorporated community in Union County, North Carolina, United States.
    13. An unincorporated community in Loramie Township, Shelby County, Ohio, United States.
    14. A borough of Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    15. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Tennessee, United States.
  6. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mainly American usage.
  7. The NASA Mission Control complex located in Houston, named the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center since 1973.
    Houston, we've had a problem here.

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