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Shelton

What does Shelton mean?

Shelton Pronunciation of Shelton [shel-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Shelton is "ledge village". Place name.

Affiliated boy name: Sheldon.

Associated with: old english.

Variations

Creative forms:
(male) Shepton, Sherton, ..

(female) Shelan, Shellen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shelton Julius (S.J.), ..

How popular is Shelton?

Shelton is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#773 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#313 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shelton reached its highest position of #607 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Sheldon (#1294 from current records) is the only other popular variation form of Shelton appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Shelton was more pronounced 9 decades ago (median #457) and is now much diminished, with the version Sheldon becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelton, Sheldon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shelton is pronounced similarly to Chelton and Chilton. Other suggested similar names are Abelson, Bellton, Belton, Berton, Brenton, Cheston, Chevron, Collton, Colton, Dallton, Dalton, Deleon, Delmon, Delon, Delton, Dexton, Earlton, Egerton, Felton, Fenton, Fulton, Gaeton, Gallton (see Galton), Hallton (see Halton), Halton, Hilton, Jaelon, Kelton, Kelvon, Kenton, Kolton, Mellon, Milton, Nelson, Newton, Renton, Rexton, Salmon, Salton, Seaton, Seeton, Sefton, Selden, Seldon, Selwyn, Seton, Sexton, Shalmon, Shandon, Shanon, Shavon, Sheehan, Shelbey, Shelbie, Shelden, Sheldin, Shelley, Shelly, Sherman, Shermon, Shipton, Shovon, Shylo, Stettson, Sutton, Swanton, Swenson, Teyton, Therron, Tilton, Trenton, Welton and Wheaton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelton.

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