[ 2 syll. al-ton, alt-on ] The baby boy name Alton is pronounced as AELTahN †. Alton is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The meaning of the name is town at the river source. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from any of several English places so called. The place name is most likely of the elements 'aewiell' and 'tun' (meaning town, settlement, homestead).
In addition, Alton is a variant transcription of the name Elton (English).
Alton has 12 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. Variation transcriptions of Alton used in English include Aldon, Aldun, Allten, Allton, Alltun, Alston, Alten, Altin, Alto, Altun, and Altyn. A variant transcription of the name in other languages is Alekona (Hawaiian).
Alton is rare as a baby boy name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1904, 0.218% of baby boys were given the name Alton. It was #78 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is now of sporadic use. Out of all boy names in its family, Alton was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Alton: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Alton is Bandleader, Glenn Miller, born Alton Glenn Miller 1 March 1904 - 15 December 1944, Clarinda, Iowa.