"from the southern homestead"

Sutton Origin and Meaning

The name Sutton is a girl's name of English origin meaning "from the southern homestead".

Sutton is a habitational surname propelled to popularity by Tony-winning Broadway actress Sutton Foster, who's also the star of Hulu's Younger -- based on a novel written by Nameberry co-creator Pamela Redmond.

Rare as a first name before Foster rose to stardom, Sutton has been rising for the past decade through the Top 1000 for both girls and boys. It's given about twice as often to baby girls as to boys, but it's become popular for both.

# 205 in the US

Sutton Rank in US Top 1000

# 306 on Nameberry

Sutton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sutton Popularity

Famous People Named Sutton

  • Sutton Lenore FosterAmerican actress and singer
  • Sutton CrawfordAmerican actress
  • Sutton Jayne Edmondsdaughter of baseball player Jim Edmonds; stepdaughter of TV personality Meghan O'Toole King of "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

Sutton in Pop Culture

  • Sutton Mercercharacter in The Lying Game series
  • Sutton Hooarcheological site in England
  • Sutton BradyCharacter in The Bold Type TV Show (Freeform)
  • Stevie Suttoncharacter in British sitcom 'Miranda'