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What does Bolton mean?

Bolton Pronunciation of Bolton [bolton] as a boys' name. English surname of uncertain meaning, though the -ton part possibly refers to a town. Singer Michael Bolton.

Associated with: surname.


Bolton has 3 variants: Bollton, Bolten and Boltin.

Creative forms:
(male) Balton, Bolcon, ..

(female) Bolnan, Bolta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bolton Morgan (B.M.), ..

How popular is Bolton?

Bolton is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#994 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bolton has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bolton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bolton outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bolton is alike in pronunciation to Bellton and Belton. Other suggested similar names are Allton, Alton, Balto, Barton, Belden, Beldon, Belldon (see Belden), Benton, Berton, Borbon, Bordon, Boston, Boynton, Breton, Briton, Brocton, Burton, Button, Buxton, Coleton, Collton, Colson, Colston, Colten, Colton, Cotton, Dalton, Delton, Ellton, Elton, Felton, Fulton, Galton, Gorton, Halton, Hilton, Horton, Hylton, Jolyon, Kelton, Kolten, Koltin, Kolton, Milton, Morton, Mylton (see Milton), Norton, Salton, Tilton, Walton, Welton, Wilton and Zoltan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bolton.