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.