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Gender: Male Meaning of Colton: "from the coal or dark town" Origin of Colton: English Colton's Popularity in 2017: #70

The name Colton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from the coal or dark town". Colton is ranked #70 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "{boys} love/like/lose: alt. version".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Colton

Colton Lee Haynes, American actor and model
(Michael) Colton Dixon, American singer
Colton Cumbie, American reality TV personality ("Survivor")
Colton Douglas Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
Colton Sceviour, Canadian ice hockey player
Colton Parayko, Canadian ice hockey player
Colton Herta, American racing driver; son of driver Bryan Herta
Colton Schmidt, American NFL football player
Colton Iverson, American basketball player
Colton James, American actor
Colton Ford (born Glenn Soukesian), American adult film actor and singer
Colton Jacobson, American pop singer
Colton Murray, American baseball player
Colton Greene, U.S. Civil War general
Colton Burpo, American 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"

Pop Culture References for the name Colton

Colton White, character in Western video game "Gun"
Colton Tayler, character in "Magnetic Shift" by Lucy D. Briand
Colton Rivera, character from DC's Gotham Academy

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hermioneameliastyles Says:


I knew someone in high school with this name. At first I didn't like it but then I heard it on a celebrity and fell in love with it.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


Christian singer Colton Dixon is the only reason I even love this name. It was an instant favorite when I first saw him on American Idol.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like this name, especially spelled Colten.

indiefendi2 Says:


modern yet handsome.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love this name. It's so appealing to me, and my second favorite for a boy (behind Jaxon).