[ 2 syll. mil-ton, mi-lt-on ] The baby boy name Milton is pronounced as MIHLTahN †. Milton is primarily used in the English language and its language of origin is Old English. The meaning of the name is mill town, middle of settlements. It is from the words 'mylen' meaning mill ; 'middel' middle ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. An older form of Milton is Mylentun (Old English). The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself of the place name derived from the Old English 'mylentun', or else 'middeltun' in reference to a settlement located between two others. The first name was adopted from the start of the 19th century, often in homage to the English poet John Milton (1608-1674), most famed for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
Milton has 21 forms. Forms of Milton include Millten, Millton, Milltun, Milte, Miltea, Miltee, Milten, Miltey, Milti, Miltun, Milty, Myllten, Myllton, Mylltun, Mylt, Mylte, Mylten, Mylton, and Myltun. The contraction Milt, and the familiar form Miltie are other English variants.
Milton is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1912, 0.292% of baby boys were given the name Milton. It was #64 in rank then. The baby name has substantially declined in popularity since then, and is now used on a very light scale. Within all boy names in its family, Milton was nonetheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Milton: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.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)"
Details of famous persons named Milton:
Cartoonist Milton Caniff, born 28 February 1907 - 3 April 1988, Hillsboro, Ohio.
Comedian Milton Berle, born Mendel Berlinger 12 July 1908 - 27 March 2002, New York, New York.
Inventor Milton Bradley, born 18 November 1836 - 30 May 1911, Vienna, Maine.