What does Alton mean?
Alton /al-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Alton for boys. Alton reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Alton and related names. Elton is the only other popular variation form of Alton ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.739%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Alton and Elton becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alton▼ is pronounced similarly to Ellton, Walton▼, Welton and Wilton▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Acton, Afton, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Allon, Alon, Altman, Alto, Anton▼ and Aston. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alton.