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What does Fulton mean?

Fulton Pronunciation of Fulton [ful-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Fulton is "settlement of the fowl; people's estate". Also transferred use of the Scottish surname, originally a local name from a place in Ayrshire. Robert Fulton is the inventor of the steamboat. Catholic bishop Fulton J Sheen.

Associated with: old english, estate (home), scottish, surname.


Creative forms:
(male) Fulfon, Furton, ..

(female) Fulren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fulton Theo (F.T.), ..

How popular is Fulton?

Fulton is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1017 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Fulton reached its peak position of #984 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Fulton is pronounced similarly to Felten, Feltin and Felton. Other suggested similar names are Allton, Alton, Belton, Bolton, Burton, Button, Buxton, Colton, Dalton, Daulton, Delton, Dunton, Duston, Ellton, Elton, Falcon, Fenton, Galton, Halton, Hilton, Huston, Hutton, Hylton, Kelton, Kolton, Milton, Murton, Mylton (see Milton), Ruston, Salton, Sutton, Tilton, Walton, Welton and Wilton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fulton.

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