Meaning and name origin
Colten \c(o)-lten, col-ten\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Colten is "swarthy person; coal town or settlement". Colten is a variant of Colton (Old English): surname and place name, derived from the personal name Cola, or also a doublet of Colby. Very popularly used as a birth name for boys.
Colten has 1 variant form: Collton.
Colten is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#36063 out of 88799, Top 41%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Colten for boys. Colten reached its highest rank of #386 in the U.S. in 2011 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colten and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Colton (#65) and Colten (#474). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Colten is also pronounced similarly to Kelten, Kolten▲, Koltin and Kolton▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Bolten, Colden, Coldin, Coleton, Collden, Collen, Colter and Cotten. Like Colten, these names are not commonly used.