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pinWhat does Colton mean?

Colton /col-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.


Colton has 4 variants: Coleton, Collton, Colston and Colten.

Colton has 8 more alternative forms via Colby, Kolton: Colbee, Colbert, Colbey, Colbie, Collby, Kolt, Kolten and Koltin.

Kreatif forms: Cilton, Colnon, Colwton. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Colton for boys. Colton was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #65 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colton name in U.S.

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

Kolton (#406 in 2014), Colby (#428), Colten (#474), Kolten (#776) and Coleton are the prominent variation forms of Colton (#65 in 2014). These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2010 (usage of 0.5103%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4752%, down 6.9%). The trendier baby names among these are Kolten (#776), Kolton (#406), Colton (#65), Colten (#474) and Colby (#428). Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Colton and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colton, Colby, Coleton, Colten, Kolten, Kolton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Colton, Colby outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Colton is pronounced similarly to Kelton. Other suggested similar baby names are Bolton, Chelton, Chilton, Colden, Coldin, Colson and Cotton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Colton.