Gender: Male Meaning of Colton: "from the coal or dark town" Origin of Colton: English Colton's Popularity in 2019: #59

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.

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Rank in US: #59

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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).