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Meaning and name origin
Colton \c(o)-lton, col-ton\ as a boy's name is pronounced KOHL-ton. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Colton is "swarthy person; coal town or settlement". Surname and place name, derived from the personal name Cola, or also a doublet of Colby. Could also possibly mean "colt-settlement", or "Cole's settlement". See also Kolton.
Colton is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1160 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5235 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Colton for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colton and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Colby, Coleton, Colten, Colton and Kolton. (2015 statistics).
Colton is also pronounced similarly to Kelton, Kolten and Koltin. Other suggested similar baby names are Bolton, Chelton, Chilton, Colden, Coldin, Colson and Cotton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Colton.
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