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What does Carlton mean?

Carlton Pronunciation of Carlton 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


VARIANTS Carleton, Carlson, Carston, Charlton



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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)

Carlton reached its top rank of #238 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is presently at #1867. (2016 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.

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Carlton (#1867 FROM RECENT DATA) listed in the Top 2000 are Carleton and Charlton. These relations of Carlton were favored as baby names 9 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 sound-alike 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.

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