Meaning and name origin
Atherton \a-ther-ton, ath(e)-rton\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Atherton is "town by the spring". Place name. The town of Atherton in Northern California is probably named after early settlers named Atherton.
Atherton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3842 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Atherton for boys. Atherton has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).