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What does Alton mean?

Alton Pronunciation of Alton [al-ton] as a boys' name is pronounced ALL-tun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alton is "old town". Mainly American: transferred use of the English surname, which is from a number of places so called in England. Activist Alton Maddox.

Associated with: old english, old, surname, england.


Alton has 5 variants: Aldon, Allton, Alston, Alten and Elton.

Creative forms:
(male) Aiton, Arton, ..

(female) Alte, Altona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alton Jairus (A.J.), ..

How popular is Alton?

Alton is a very popular first name for men (#361 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#7307 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alton reached its highest rank of #177 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #1232 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alton outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Elton, Alston and Aldon are the popular variation forms of Alton (#1232 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Alton reached the apex of their popularity 115 years ago (adoption of 0.11%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.01%, 93%), with forms such as Elton becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alton, Aldon, Alston, Elton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elton outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alton is pronounced similarly to Ellton, Walton, Welton and Wilton. Other recommended names are Acton, Admon, Adon, Aeron, Aeson, Afton, Ahron, Alain, Albin, Albyn, Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aldo, Alin, Alison, Allin, Allon, Allson, Allston, Allyn, Aloj, Alon, Alpin, Alsten, Alta, Altman, Alto, Altus, Alvan, Alven, Alvyn, Alwyn, Alyn, Ammon, Amnon, Amon, Andon, Antin, Antol, Anton, Antons, Antony, Ardon, Armon, Arron, Arvon, Aryon, Aston, Auron, Avon, Ayron, Bolton, Cleon, Colton, Dalton, Eldon, Elon, Elson, Elston, Eston, Eton, Fulton, Galton, Milton, Mylton (see Milton), Orton, Paton, Platon, Salton and Seton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alton.

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