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 (#3334 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
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 these boy names was at its peak during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4946%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1936%, down 60.9%), 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, and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Charlie. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Charlton and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)