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What does Charlton mean?

Charlton Pronunciation of Charlton 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, peasant (farmer)


VARIANTS Carleton, Carlton, Charleston, Charleton

RELATIONS VIA CARLTON, CHARLES Carlo, Carlos, Carlson, Carston, Charleson, Charley, Charlie, Charlot, Charls, Charly



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How popular is Charlton?

Charlton is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3334 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Charlton reached its apex rank of #1119 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Carleton, Carlo (#1209 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Carlos (#137), Carlton, Charles (#52), Charleston, Charley (#1622), Charlie (#218), Charls and Charly are the prominent related forms of Charlton. Adoption of these forms of Charlton was more pronounced among parents in the 1880s (USAGE OF 5.2%) and is now much lower (USAGE 0.6%, 88%), with forms such as Carlton becoming less in vogue.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charles, Charleston, Charley, Charlie, Charls, Charly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charles, Charlie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aharon, Barrton, Barton, Cardon, Carlin, Carlito, Carlow, Carlsen, Carlsson, Caron, Carson, Caxton, Champeon, Champion, Channon, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), Charro, Chelton, Cheston, Chilton, Claron, Claxton, Clayton, Collton, Colton, Cranston, Crayton, Dallton, Dalton, Darton, Daulton, Earlston, Earlton, Gallton (see Galton), Galton, Garton, Hallton (see Halton), Halton, Karlson, Karlton, Marlon, Marston, Marton, Parton, Salton, Shalmon, Shaylon, Shelton, Tarleton, Tharon, Thornton, Thurston, Walton, Warton and Wharton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Charlton.

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