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, Top 95%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5235 out of 88799, Top 6%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Colton for boys. Colton reached its highest rank of #65 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Colton (#65), Kolton (#406), Colby (#428), Colten (#474) and Coleton. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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.