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What does Colton mean?

Colton Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, surname.


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

7 more alternative forms via Colby, Kolton: Colbee, Colbey, Colbie, Collby, Kolt, Kolten and Koltin.

Creative forms:
(male) Cilton, Coston, ..

(female) Colcon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colton Iker (C.I.), ..

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)

Colton was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #59 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colton name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colton, Colby, Coleton, Colston, Colten in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kolt, Kolten, Kolton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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in meaning and etymology.