Colton - boys name

Colton name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Colton name meaning:

The name Colton is of English origin and has multiple meanings and interpretations. It is derived from the Old English words "col," meaning "charcoal," and "tun," meaning "town" or "settlement." Therefore, one possible interpretation of the name Colton is "charcoal settlement" or "town of charcoal."

Colton can also be seen as a combination of the names Cole and Tony. Cole is derived from the Old English word "col," which means "charcoal," while Tony is a diminutive of Anthony, meaning "priceless" or "invaluable." Thus, another possible meaning of Colton is "charcoal priceless" or "charcoal invaluable."

In modern usage, the name Colton is often associated with characteristics such as strength, determination, and a strong sense of responsibility. It is a masculine and somewhat unique name that has gained popularity in recent years. People with the name Colton are generally seen as confident individuals who are not afraid to take on challenges and strive for success.

Origin: English

Town of colt-breeding.



Related names

Colton , Collton

Other boys names beginning with C


Overall UK ranking: 632 out of 4789

58 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (207)

Historical popularity of Colton

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