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What does Gorton mean?

Gorton Pronunciation of Gorton [gor-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gorton is "settlement near the wedge-shaped piece of land". Also possibly a respelling of Gordon.

Associated with: old english.


Gorton has 1 variant: Gorten.

Affiliated boy name: Garton.

4 more related forms via Gordon: Gordan, Gorden, Gordie and Gordy.

Creative forms:
(male) Goton, Greton, ..

(female) Gortan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gorton Brent (G.B.), ..

How popular is Gorton?

Gorton is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#7592 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Gordon (#812 in recent rankings), Gorden and Gordan are the prominent variation forms of Gorton (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Gorton was widespread among parents during 1930-1939 (median #983) and is now significantly lower, with the version Gordon becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gordan, Gorden, Gordon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gorton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barton, Berton, Bolton, Borbon, Bordon, Boston, Burton, Colton, Cotton, Darton, Dorion, Doron, Fordon, Gaeton, Galton, Garion, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Garson, Gaston, Geron, Gerson, Girvon (see Girvin), Goran, Goren, Gorin, Gorman, Gorren, Gorrin, Grayton, Gurion, Guryon, Horten, Horton, Jordon, Joron, Kolton, Loron, Marton, Merton, Morten, Morton, Murton, Norton, Orton, Parton, Torion, Torston and Warton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gorton.

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