What does Colton mean?
Colton [colton] as a boys' 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.
(male) Cilton, Coston, ..
(female) Colcon, Coltonne, ..
How popular is Colton?
Colton is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1160 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#5102 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Colton for boys. Colton was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #59 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Kolton (#416 in 2015), Colby (#454), Colten (#548), Kolten (#772), Kolt (#1439), Colston (#1798) and Coleton are the prominent variation forms of Colton (#59 in 2015). These forms of Colton were popular as baby names in 2012 (median #883) and have remained as popular to this day (#935, down 7%), but with the version Colby going out of style. Colton, Kolton, Kolten and Colten are four of the more chic baby names in this list.
Colton▲ is pronounced similarly to Kellton, Kelten, Keltin, Kelton and Keltonn. Other suggested similar names are Allton, Alton▼, Belton, Bollton (see Bolton), Bolten, Boltin, Bolton, Boston▲, Carlton▼, Caxton, Chelton, Chilton, Clayton, Cleon, Colan, Colden, Coldin, Colhoun, Colin, Collden (see Colden), Colldin (see Colden), Collen, Collin, Colman, Colson, Colt▲, Colter, Colwin, Colwyn, Colyn, Conlon, Cotten, Cotton, Coulson, Crofton, Dalton▼, Delton, Ellton, Elton▼, Felton, Fulton, Galton, Gorton, Halton, Hilton▼, Horton, Hylton, Jolyon, Milton▼, Morton▼, Mylton (see Milton), Norton, Salton, Tilton, Walton▼, Welton, Wilton▼ and Zoltan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Colton.See names in meaning and etymology.