What does Atherton mean?
Atherton [ather-ton] 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.
Associated with: old english.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Atherton River (A.R.), ..
How popular is 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. Demographics)
Atherton has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aeron, Aharon, Aherin, Ahern, Ahron, Aileron, Alberto, Aleron, Algernon, Aljernon, Alvertos (see Albert), Anderson▲, Ashton, Assheton, Athelstan, Athenios, Atworth, Auberon, Auberron, Berton, Chelton, Cheston, Edgerton, Egerton, Everton, Merton▼, Shelton, Shermon, Somerton, Theron▼, Therron, Wharton and Wheaton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Atherton.See names in meaning and etymology.