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Gender: Male Meaning of Burton: "fortified enclosure" Origin of Burton: English

The name Burton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fortified enclosure". Burton and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

Prissy, no matter how you spell it.

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Famous People Named Burton

Burton Lorne Cummings, Canadian musician of band The Guess Who
Burton Lane (born Morris Hyman Kushner), American composer
Burton Kendall Wheeler, U.S. Senator from Montana
Burton Richter, American physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
(Richard) Burton Lawless, American NFL football player
Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, American actor
Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster, American actor
Burton Edwin "Burt" Shotton, American baseball player
Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin, American actor
Burton William "Burt" Jenner, eldest son of TV personality Caitlyn Jenner
Bodhi Burton Jenner (b. 2016), son of Burt Jenner, grandson of Caitlyn Jenner
Jake Burton Carpenter, American founder of Burton Snowboards
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton, American bass guitarist for band Metallica
Richard Burton, Welsh actor; husband of Elizabeth Taylor
Tim Burton, American film director, artist, animator, producer, and writer

Pop Culture References for the name Burton

Burton, snowboard company
Burton Stanton, character in movie "Children of the Corn"
Burton "Gus" Guster, main character on TV's "Psych"
Jack Burton, character in movie "Big Trouble in Little China"

Burtt, Berton, Bert, Burt


RoddyThlayli Says:


Prissy is not what comes to mind when I hear Burton. I think of Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetle Juice, Sleepy Hollow . . .. Tim Burton in general. Meaning dark and bizarre. That doesn't bother me. I'm just not all that fond of the sound; I don't like most bert/burt names.