What does Milton mean?
Milton /mil-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Milton for boys. Milton reached its top rank of #76 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)