What does Alton mean?
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.
(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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.