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What does Milton mean?

Milton Pronunciation of Milton [mil-ton] as a boys' name is pronounced MIL-ton. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Milton is "mill town". Also possibly (Old English) "in the middle of three settlements". Used as given name from the early 19th century. Poet John Milton; comedian Milton Berle.

Associated with: old english, old, 19th century.


Milton has 6 variants: Millton, Milt, Milten, Miltie, Miltin and Mylton.

Related boy name: Homer.

Creative forms:
(male) Migton, Miton, ..

(female) Milmon, Milson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Milton Yandel (M.Y.), ..

How popular is Milton?

Milton is a very popular first name for men (#210 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1652 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Milton reached its top rank of #73 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is currently at #1205. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Homer is the only other prominent related form of Milton (#1205 from recent data). These relations of Milton reached the top of their popularity 105 years ago (usage of 0.4%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Milton becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milton, Homer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allton, Alton, Belton, Bolton, Chilton, Colton, Dalton, Delton, Dillon, Dilon, Eilon, Ellton, Elton, Felton, Fulton, Galton, Gillon, Gilon, Gilson, Halton, Hilton, Hylton, Kelton, Kolton, Linton, Litton, Malden, Maldon, Mallon, Manton, Marton, Meldan, Melden, Meldon, Mellon, Melvon, Merton, Milan, Milborn, Millen, Milo, Miron, Morton, Murton, Nilson, Riston, Salton, Tildon, Tilton, Vinton, Walton, Welton, Wilson, Wilton and Winton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Milton.

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