What does Burton mean?
Burton [bur-ton] as a boys' 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.
Related boy name: Berton.Creative forms:
(male) Burrton, Burtone, ..
(female) Burtonni, .. Middle name pairings:
Burton Coen (B.C.), ..
How popular is Burton?
Burton is a very popular first name for men (#570 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#255 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Burton reached its top rank of #249 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Butch, Burt, Berton and Bert are the prominent variation forms of Burton. These forms of Burton were popular as baby names during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.3%), but now, versions such as Bert have fallen out of fashion.
Burton▼ is pronounced similarly to Barrton, Barten, Bartin, Barton and Bertin. Other suggested similar names are Auron, Barden, Bardon, Baron, Barron, Bartome, Bartow, Belton, Benton▲, Berto, Bertol (see Berthold), Biron, Bolton, Borbon, Borden, Bordin, Bordon, Boston▲, Bourbon, Bradon, Breton, Bretton, Brion, Briton, Britton, Bron, Bryon▼, Buiron, Burlin, Burn, Button, Buxton, Byron▼, Darton, Dunton, Duston, Eurion, Fulton, Garton, Gorton, Gurion, Guryon, Horton, Huston, Hutton, Marton, Merton▼, Morton▼, Murton, Norton, Orton, Parton, Ruston, Sutton▲ and Warton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Burton.See names in meaning and etymology.