What does Charlton mean?
Charlton \ch(a)-rl-ton, char-lton\ as a boys' name is pronounced CHARL-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Charlton is "free peasant's settlement". Also possibly a variation on Carlton. The first element of the place name is connected with Charles. Actor Charlton Heston.
Charlton has 28 more related variations via Carlton, Charles: Carel, Carl▼, Carlo▼, Carlos▲, Carlson, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Carston, Cary▼, Caryl, Chad▼, Charleson, Charley▼, Charlie▲, Charlot, Charls, Charly, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Chick, Chip▼, Chuck▼, Karel, Karl▼, Karol, Karolek, Karolik and Karoly.
Charlton is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3115 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Charlton and associated names. Carl (#613 in 2014), Carleton, Carlo, Carlos (#117), Carlton, Carrol, Carroll, Cary, Chad (#703), Charles (#51), Charley, Charlie (#225), Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck and Karl are the prominent related forms of Charlton (#unlisted). Usage of this boy name was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 and is now much lower, with forms such as Carl, Carlo, Chad, Chaz and Karl falling out of style. Carlos (#117) and Charlie (#225) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. There is a rekindling in baby name usage for Charlie. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)