Meaning and name origin
Milton \m(i)-lton, mil-ton\ as a boy's 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.
Milton is a very popular first name for males (#210 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1225 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Milton for boys. Milton reached its highest rank of #76 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).