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Gender: Male Meaning of Acton: "village with oak trees" Origin of Acton: English

The name Acton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "village with oak trees". Acton and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Boys".

From the experts:

This name's buttoned-up British vibe is what makes it cool - that, and the fact that it was chosen by Anne Bronte as her pseudonym - Acton Bell. That's quite the literary - and may we add feminist - credential for a name. For those with an adventurous edge, Acton is one of the highest peaks in Antarctica.

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Famous People Named Acton

(William) Acton Blakeway Adams, British-born New Zealand MP
Acton Smee Ayrton, British MP and commissioner of works

Pop Culture References for the name Acton

Acton, minor character in The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks


Wittyusername103 Says:


This name is so cute my only thing is I can see it getting confused for Ashton a lot.

ChinaPoblana Says:


BOOM! Tough Acton Tinactin