[ 2 syll. col-ton, co-lt-on ] The baby boy name Colton is pronounced as KOW-LTahN †. Colton is primarily used in the English language. Its language of origin is English and Old English. From Old English roots, its meaning is coal town, Cola's town, Koli's town. It is from the words 'kol' meaning coal, black ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. The first name is derived from the Old English surname, which is itself from a place name meaning 'coal town', or else 'Cola's town' or 'Koli's town'; Cola is an Old English name and Koli is its Old Norse equivalent.
Colton is a form of the English name Colt.
Colton has 18 forms. Forms of Colton include Coalton, Colden, Cole, Collton, Colston, Coltan, Colten, Coltin, Coltrane, Coltun, Kelton, Kole, Kolt, Koltan, Kolten, and Koltin. The contraction Colt, and the variant spelling Kolton are other English forms.
See also the related form, the English Colby.
Colton is popular as a baby boy name, and it is also viewed as rather trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1980s; prior to that, it was of very modest use only. Its usage peaked in 2013 with 0.321% of baby boys being given the name Colton. It was #65 in rank then. In 2018, its usage was 0.274% and its ranking #68, and it was the most popular among all boy names in its family. In 2018, Colton was used 59% more than the 2nd most popular name, Cole.
Baby names that sound like Colton include Kolton, Caulton, Claydon, Claytin, Clayton, Claytyn, Cledwyn, Cleytan, Cleytin, Cleytyn, Colden, Colten, Coltin, Coltyn, Keldon, Kelltin, Kelltyn, Keltan, Keltin, and Kelton.
† Pronunciation for Colton: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; 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)"