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What does Acton mean?

Acton Pronunciation of Acton as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Acton is "oak tree settlement". Place name. Surname used as a given name. Also the pseudonym used by Charlotte Brontė's sister Anne, who wrote as "Acton Bell". The three sisters chose masculine-sounding pseudonyms.



ASSOCIATED WITH old english, surname


(male) Arton, ..

(female) Acta, ..

Acton Rico (A.R.), ..

How popular is Acton?

Acton is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6674 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only popular related form of Acton (NOT RANKED) listed in the Top 2000 is Oakley (#459 THE PREVIOUS YEAR). This relation of Acton was at the top of its popularity in 2018 (#459). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oakley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Acton is pronounced similarly to Aktaion. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aaron, Admon, Adnon, Adon, Adron, Aeron, Aeson, Affton (see Afton), Afton, Ahron, Aimon, Aitan, Aldon, Allon, Allton, Alon, Alston, Alten, Alto, Alton, Ammon, Amnon, Amon, Andon, Anson, Antin, Antol, Anton, Antone, Antoni, Antons, Antony, Antun, Antwon, Ardon, Arion, Armon, Arnon, Aron, Arron, Arto, Artor, Arvon, Aryon, Ashton, Aston, Auron, Avon, Aymon, Ayron, Eaton, Elton, Eston, Eton, Eyton, Orton, Paton, Seton and Upton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Acton.

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