Meaning and name origin
Alton \a-lton, al-ton\ as a boy's 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.
Alton is a very popular first name for males (#361 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5105 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alton for boys. Alton reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elton and Alton. (2014 statistics).
Alton is also pronounced similarly to Ellton, Walton, Welton and Wilton. Other suggested 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.