Meaning and name origin
Elton \e-lton, el-ton\ as a boy's 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 popular first name for males (#544 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11391 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elton for boys. Elton reached its highest rank of #319 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).
Elton▼ is also pronounced similarly to Allton, Alten, Walton▼, Welton and Wilton▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Eaton, Eldin, Elon, Elson, Elston, Eltman, Eston, Eton and Eyton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elton.