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What does Elton mean?

Elton Pronunciation of Elton as a boys' name is pronounced EL-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elton is "Ella's town". Place name from England and transferred use of the surname, from Ella tūn. Singer Elton John adopted the name in honor of saxophonist Elton Dean.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, england, surname


VARIANTS Alton, Elden, Eldon, Ellton

(male) Eilton, ..

(female) Eltona, ..

Elton Hoyt (E.H.), ..

How popular is Elton?

Elton is a very prominent first name for males (#544 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#12783 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Elton reached its highest rank of #301 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1980 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Elton (#1980 FROM RECENT DATA) listed in the Top 2000 are Alton (#1349), Elden and Eldon. These forms of Elton were popular with parents 98 years ago (MEDIAN #314) and are now significantly less common (#1832, DOWN 93%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elton, Alton, Elden, Eldon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elton is pronounced similarly to Allton, Alten, Walton, Welton and Wilton. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aldon, Allon, Alon, Alston, Anton, Aston, Bolton, Cleon, Colton, Dalton, Delton, Eamon, Earlton, Easton, Eaton, Eatton, Ector, Edon, Edson, Efron, Eilon, Einon, Eion, Elan, Eldin, Eldor, Elgin, Elian, Eliot, Elison, Eljin, Elkan, Ellston, Elman, Elmo, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrod, Elroi, Elsdon, Elson, Elston, Eltman, Elven, Elvin, Elvyn, Elwyn, Elyot, Eon, Eron, Erron, Eston, Eton, Evron, Eynon, Eyton, Felton, Fulton, Hilton, Hylton, Ilon, Kelton, Kleon, Milton, Mylton (see Milton), Seton, Tilton and Upton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elton.

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