Colton Name Meaning

A stylish pick with a cowboy feel, Colton is right at home towards the top of the charts. He has buckets of charm under his belt and is sure to keep parents wild about him for years to come.

As C names for boys like Carter and Conner are hot, hot, hot, Colton remains in the common yet not overused territory. He’s a manly name that’s handsome as can be, tough enough to work on a grown man. At the same time, he’s undeniably boyish, a mischievous pick for a spirited little guy. He’s helped further by his precious nickname of Colt, the term for a frisky young horse.

Colton may be less common than some, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t work within today’s top trends. He’s a surname pick that’s just as fashionable as Jackson or Logan, yet isn’t heard multiple times in every playgroup. He’s also a surprise place name, a subtle pick that isn’t as obvious as Austin or Phoenix.

With his wild west feel it’s no surprise that little Colton can’t be tamed. He loves nothing more than running and playing, right at home on a bike soaring down the biggest hills. He’s the perfect name for an active baby, especially if he was bucking like a bronco in the womb.

Infographic of Colton name meaning, which is Meaning charcoal settlement, Colton is an English name.
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Colton Name Popularity

How popular is the name Colton? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 1,503 5 0.0003%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 1,531 6 0.0005%
1974 0 0%
1975 1,410 11 0.0009%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 1,913 5 0.0004%
1979 1,558 10 0.0007%
1980 2,011 5 0.0003%
1981 1,708 7 0.0005%
1982 899 61 0.0041%
1983 814 68 0.0046%
1984 806 73 0.0049%
1985 737 96 0.0063%
1986 603 173 0.0115%
1987 499 275 0.018%
1988 269 849 0.0545%
1989 156 1,911 0.1184%
1990 139 2,226 0.1343%
1991 143 2,243 0.1376%
1992 132 2,539 0.1591%
1993 126 2,742 0.1759%
1994 121 2,847 0.1855%
1995 105 3,577 0.2373%
1996 105 3,777 0.2523%
1997 108 3,595 0.2431%
1998 106 3,561 0.2379%
1999 109 3,279 0.219%
2000 111 3,402 0.2227%
2001 118 3,234 0.2146%
2002 128 3,038 0.2027%
2003 135 2,944 0.1935%
2004 135 2,944 0.1932%
2005 154 2,644 0.1729%
2006 135 2,995 0.1913%
2007 118 3,648 0.2312%
2008 98 4,546 0.2941%
2009 93 4,766 0.3189%
2010 73 5,312 0.3686%
2011 74 5,590 0.3924%
2012 65 6,352 0.4458%
2013 65 6,476 0.4549%
2014 65 6,379 0.4378%
2015 59 6,292 0.4324%
2016 69 5,586 0.3874%
2017 70 5,243 0.3757%
2018 68 5,273 0.3838%
2019 59 5,703 0.4213%

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Names Like Colton

If you like Colton, you’ll love these other names like Colton.


What names are diminutives of Colton?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Colton sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Colton, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cole

Charcoal

English

Colt

Young horse

English


What names are variants of Colton?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Colton.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Coleton

Swarthy person; coal town or settlement

English

Collton

Swarthy person; coal town or settlement

English

Colten

Swarthy person; coal town or settlement

English

Kolten

Coal town

Koltin

Coal town


What names sound like Colton?

If you like how Colton sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Colton.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bolten
Boltin
Bolton

English

Colden

Dark valley

English

Coldin

Dark valley

English

Colegate

Dark gate

English

Coleman

“The cabbage grower,” from tbe Anglo-Saxon caul (cabbage) and man (a man).

Gaelic

Colen
Coleridge

English

Colet

People of victory

Greek

Colin

Cub

English

Colston

Swarthy person; coal town or settlement

English

Colter

Colt-herd

English

Galton

Owner of a rented land

English

Holden

Deep valley

English

Holter

Hunter

French

Kelton

Town of the keels

English


What names are similar to Colton?

Find a name that’s like Colton, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Archer

Bowman

English

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Brooks

Small stream

English

Dawson

Son of David

English

Declan

Full of goodness

Irish

Easton

East town

English

Hunter

Hunter

English

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

Weston

West town

English

Wyatt

Brave in battle

English


Lists With Colton

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Siblings of Colton

Mamas with kids named Colton also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kaelynn

American

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

12 Comments

  1. I looked through baby books for the longest time. Someone I knew had named her son Colton. For me Colton was a different name. I brought the name up to my husband and he immediately fell in love. After that there was no question. We loved the name Colton.

  2. I love Colton for his name. I actually found it on Facebook on a onesie

  3. I had a realistic dream that I brought home this little boy from the hospital and I had no name chosen for him. Of course I wanted to carry on the tradition of Daniel in his name. So while in my dream my mother and I were deciding on a name for this little boy, we ended up deciding Colton Daniel. My mom helped me pick his name and she didn’t even know it until later.

  4. Well I was having a hard time coming up with a name for him when my sister suggested the name Colton and I happen to really love it. The name also happens to be very similar to my grandmother’s maiden name which is pretty awesome. So with loving the name it’s self and they’re being that cool family name similarity I knew that this was the perfect name for our little boy.

  5. My baby’s name we chose just because we both really loved it and because we don’t know many people with that name. I wanted something uncommon.

  6. I love the name I had list and choose the name fits him perfectly ??

  7. I wanted something a little more unique. And my husband and I love a musician with the name Colt Ford. So after debating how many names we finally picked the name Colton. And it fits so well 🙂

  8. I loved the name colton form a movie that I seen and fell in love with the name
    Colton

  9. My husband chose his name but I’ve loved it since I was younger

  10. My husbands father said the name, Colton, out loud to us and it was the only name we both agreed on.

  11. We liked how versatile is is with nicknames and how it flowed so well with his middle name – Alexander. Also, Cole Hamels is an amazing pitcher ?

  12. It was my maiden name so it was only fitting for our first son!


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