Meaning and Name Origin
Elton \e-lton, el-ton\ as a boys' name is pronounced EL-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elton is "Ella's town". Place name from England and transferred use of the surname, from Ella tūn. Singer Elton John adopted the name in honor of saxophonist Elton Dean.
Elton is a very prominent first name for males (#544 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#11391 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Elton for boys. Elton reached its highest rank of #319 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elton and related names. Prominent varying forms of Elton listed in the Top 1000 are Alton, Elden and Eldon. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Alton, Elden, Eldon and Elton becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Elton▼ is pronounced similarly to Allton, Alten, Walton▼, Welton and Wilton▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Eaton, Eldin, Elon, Elson, Elston, Eltman, Eston, Eton and Eyton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elton.