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Burton meaning and name origin
Burton \b(u)-rton, bur-ton\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Burton is "fortified settlement". Place name used as a given name in the 19th century. The exploits of African explorer and writer Sir Richard Burton may have influenced its use. Also made familiar in modern times by Elizabeth Taylor's husband, Richard Burton. Actors Burt Lancaster, Burt Reynolds.
Burton has 3 variant forms: Bert, Burt and Burtt.
For more information, see also the related name Berton.
Baby names that sound like Burton are Barton, Bardon, Bordon, Bartin, Barrton, Barten, Bertin, Briton, Breton and Parton.
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Popularity of Burton
Burton is a very popular first name for men (#570 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#227 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Burton for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Burton with its variant forms and related boy baby names.