"from the coal or dark town"

Colton Origin and Meaning

The name Colton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from the coal or dark town".

Colton is a trendy two-syllable choice, with the popular 'on/en' ending.

Colton jumped onto the popularity list in 1982 at Number 806. Then, in 1988, the hunky character Colton Shore was introduced on the soap opera General Hospital, and the name began to zoom up the list. Coincidence or contributing factor?

Another attractive namesake is Teen Wolf heartthrob Colton Haynes. Short form Colt has been used by a couple of celebs.

# 94 in the US

Colton Rank in US Top 1000

# 339 on Nameberry

Colton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Colton Popularity

Famous People Named Colton

  • Colton Lee HaynesAmerican actor and model
  • (Michael) Colton DixonAmerican singer
  • Colton CumbieAmerican reality TV personality ("Survivor")
  • Colton Douglas OrrCanadian ice hockey player
  • Colton SceviourCanadian ice hockey player
  • Colton ParaykoCanadian ice hockey player
  • Colton HertaAmerican racing driver; son of driver Bryan Herta
  • Colton SchmidtAmerican NFL football player
  • Colton IversonAmerican basketball player
  • Colton JamesAmerican actor
  • Colton Ford (born Glenn Soukesian)American adult film actor and singer
  • Colton JacobsonAmerican pop singer
  • Colton MurrayAmerican baseball player
  • Colton GreeneU.S. Civil War general
  • Colton BurpoAmerican boy who inspired "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo
  • Colton Kyle (b. 2004)son of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and Taya Kyle
  • Colton Stapleton (b. 2009)son of YouTuber Isaac Stapleton (Ssundee)
  • Colton Keith (b. 2013)son of ice hockey player Duncan Keith
  • Michael Colton O'Grady (b. 2004)son of actress Gail O'Grady and Chris Byers
  • Thomas Colton Padalecki (b. 2012)son of actor Jared Padalecki
  • Colton Ryan"Dear Evan Hansen"

Colton in Pop Culture

  • Colton Whitecharacter in Western video game "Gun"
  • Colton Taylercharacter in "Magnetic Shift" by Lucy D. Briand
  • Colton Riveracharacter from DC's Gotham Academy