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What does Carlton mean?

Carlton /carl-ton/ as a boys' name is pronounced KARL-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carlton is "free peasant settlement". Place name and surname.

Associated with: old english, peasant (farmer), surname


Carlton has 4 variants: Carleton, Carlson, Carston and Charlton.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Calton, Carton, ..

(female) Carlta, Carltlin, ..

How popular is Carlton?

Carlton is a very popular first name for men (#334 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1587 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Carlton for boys. Carlton reached its top rank of #238 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is presently at #1801. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Carlton (#1801 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Charlton and Carleton. These relations of Carlton were favored as baby names 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Carlton becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names


Carlton is pronounced similarly to Karlton. Other recommended names are Barrton, Barton, Cardon, Carlin, Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlsen, Carlsson, Caron, Carson, Caxton, Charleton, Charlot, Chelton, Chilton, Collton, Colton, Dallton, Dalton, Darton, Daulton, Earlston, Earlton, Gallton (see Galton), Galton, Garton, Hallton (see Halton), Halton, Karlson, Marlon, Marston, Marton, Parton, Salton, Tarleton, Walton and Warton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlton.