What does Colton mean?
Colton \c(o)-lton, col-ton\ 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 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)
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)