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Gender: Male Meaning of Horton: "gray settlement" Origin of Horton: English

The name Horton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "gray settlement". Horton and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Children's Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

Sweet and southern-feeling, maybe thanks to Horton Foote, author of Tender Mercies and The Trip to Bountiful, not to mention the Dr. Seuss connection.

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Famous People Named Horton

(Albert) Horton Foote, American playwright
Horton Smith, American golfer
Horton Holcombe Hobbs Jr., American taxonomist and carcinologist
Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton, Canadian former NHL ice hockey player

Pop Culture References for the name Horton

"Horton Hears a Who," children's book by Dr. Seuss about Horton the elephant

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lesliemarion Says:


Sweet, though the Who connection is strong.