What does Carlton mean?
Carlton /carl-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Carlton for boys. Carlton reached its top rank of #250 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other popular variation form of Carlton listed in the Top 1000 is Carleton. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5015%) and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Carleton and Carlton becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Carlton and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)