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Gender: Male Meaning of Fenton: "marsh town" Origin of Fenton: English

The name Fenton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "marsh town". Fenton and is often added to user-created lists like The Golden Age of Detective Fiction and discussed in our forums with posts like "Whose nursery is that?".

From the experts:

Fenton is the kind of surname name that's starting to sound almost like a normal first name these days. While it made a brief appearance on the Top 1000 in the late 1800s, today it's distinctive but in step with the times. And Fen as a nickname is undeniably cute -- a Ben of the future.

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Famous People Named Fenton

Fenton Bailey, American producer and director
(John) Fenton Johnson, American novelist
Fenton John Anthony Hort, Irish theologian
Fenton Lee Robinson, American blues musician
Fenton Brian Keogh, Australian celebrity chef
Hyron Fenton aka Hyro da Hero, American rapper
Fenton Merkell, English model; son of actress Patsy Palmer

Pop Culture References for the name Fenton

Fenton Hardy, father of The Hardy Boys in the book series
Fenton Crackshell aka Gizmoduck, character on animated series "DuckTales"
Fenton O'Connell, alias of Kevin Ryan on TV's "Castle"
Fenton, family name on animated series "Danny Phantom"
Fenton, dog in the viral YouTube video, 'Jesus Christ in Richmond Park'.