What does Elton mean?
Elton /el-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Elton?
Elton is a very prominent first name for males (#544 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#12783 out of 150436, Top 8%). (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. in the 1910s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 (usage of 0.6613%) and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Alton, Elden, Eldon and Elton becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Elton and related names. (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.