Meaning and name origin
Charlton \ch(a)-rl-ton, char-lton\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3115 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Charlton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charles (#51), Carlton and Carleton. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Charlot. Like Charlton, this name is not commonly used.