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Hampton \ha-mp-ton, ham-pton\ as a boy's name is pronounced HAMP-tun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hampton is "home settlement". Place name. Hampton Beach, Virginia is the oldest English settlement in continuous existence in America, and Hampton Roads is the channel to one of the great natural harbors. South Carolina planter Wade Hampton was an important soldier in the Revolutionary War and his grandson (of the same name) was a prominent Confederate general and later, Governor of South Carolina. Musicial Lionel Hampton. Hampton has 1 variant form: Hampten. For more information, see also the related name Hampden. View a list of the 3 names that reference Hampton.

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