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What does Carleton mean?

Carleton Pronunciation of Carleton [car-leton] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Carleton means "free peasant settlement; free peasant's settlement". Carleton is an alternate form of Carlton (Old English): place name and surname. Carleton is also a derivative of Charlton (Old English).

Associated with: old english, peasant (farmer).


4 different relations via Carlton, Charlton: Carlson, Carston, Charleston and Charleton.

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Middle name pairings:
Carleton Krish (C.K.), ..

How popular is Carleton?

Carleton is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7528 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Carleton reached its top position of #674 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Carlton (#1660 the previous year), Charleston (#1745) and Charlton are the popular related forms of Carleton rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Carleton was common 85 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become much diminished since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carleton, Carlton, Charleston, Charlton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carleton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barrton, Barton, Breton, Caelen, Cailean, Cajetan, Camaeron, Camedon, Cameron, Carden, Cardon, Carington, Carleigh, Carley, Carlin, Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carlsen, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Carlsson, Carmelo, Carmen, Caron, Carsen, Carson, Caryngton (see Carrington), Caxton, Charleson, Charlot, Chelton, Chilton, Cleon, Cleto, Cletos, Clevon, Coleton, Collton, Colston, Colton, Crayton, Creedon, Criston, Crofton, Daleton, Dallton, Dalton, Darton, Daulton, Earlston, Earlton, Gaeton, Gallton (see Galton), Galton, Garlen, Garton, Hallton (see Halton), Halton, Harlen, Harlenn, Hazleton, Karlson, Karlsson, Karlton, Marlen, Marlon, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marston, Marton, Parton, Ralston, Salton, Tarleton, Walton and Warton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carleton.

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