What does Atherton mean?
Atherton \a-ther-ton, ath(e)-rton\ as a boys' 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 an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#5000 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Atherton for boys. Atherton has not been listed in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)