Colton

Colton - A unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Colton, meaning from the coal or dark town, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1968 on position #1606. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Colton and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Colton? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Colton. The baby boy name Colton was given to 6,314 baby boys in 2012, ranking #65 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 260 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Colton peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 65.



Famous with this name

Colton Haynes
Colton Gobbo
Colton Little


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Colton is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Colton is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #13 - and is the least popular in California at position #130.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Colton is where you live.


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Colton origin and meaning

Colton is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means from the coal or dark town. To see famous people named Colton, pop culture references for the name Colton and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Colton

We've found the following names that sound similar to Colton, sorted by popularity.

Clayton / Colten / Coleton / Coltin / Coltyn / Colden / Coltan / Celedonio / Coalton / Calton /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201265
201174
201073
200993
200898
2007118
2006135
2005154
2004135
2003135
2002128
2001118
2000111
1999109
1998106
1997108
1996105
1995105
1994121
1993126
1992132
1991143
1990139
1989156
1988269
1987499
1986603
1985741
1984810
1983819
1982903
19811916
19802195
19791671
19782064
19751469
19731630
19681606

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia13
Vermont19
Kentucky23
Ohio25
Alabama27
Kansas32
Oregon33
Mississippi34
New Hampshire34
Tennessee35
Missouri37
North Dakota37
Wisconsin37
Oklahoma38
North Carolina39
Montana46
South Carolina47
Indiana47
Colorado51
Minnesota52
Pennsylvania54
Virginia54
Maine55
Idaho56
Alaska56
Michigan57
Florida59
Georgia59
Arkansas61
Maryland61
Louisiana61
Iowa62
South Dakota63
Washington63
Delaware64
Illinois74
Nebraska78
Wyoming79
Arizona83
New Mexico84
Nevada90
Texas93
Rhode Island102
Utah103
Connecticut108
Massachusetts112
Hawaii115
New York122
New Jersey124
California130

Even more about Colton


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Colton a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Colton?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Colton
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 260
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1968
2012 births +6,314

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