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Gender: Male Meaning of Milton: "settlement with a mill" Origin of Milton: English

The name Milton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "settlement with a mill". Milton and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Once an upper-class British surname conjuring up the epic poetry of John Milton, it then descended to the antics of "Uncle Miltie" Berle, and now has left the stage completely.

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Famous People Named Milton

John Milton, 17th Century English Poet
Milton Andrew Romjue, U.S. Congressman from Missouri
Milton James Rhode Acorn, Canadian poet, writer, and playwright
Milton Ager, American composer
Milton Avery, American modern painter
Milton Byron Babbitt, American composer
Milton Bearden, American Central Intelligence Agency officer, author, and film consultant
Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger), American comedian, actor, and TV presenter
Milton Blanco, American soccer player
Milton Bradley, American toymaker
Milton Obelle Bradley, American baseball player
Milton Brown, American band leader and vocalist
Milton Brown, U.S. Representative from Tennessee
Milton Campbell, American track and field athlete
Milton Arthur Paul Caniff, American cartoonist
Milton Hyland Erickson, American psychiatrist
Milton Friedman, American economist
Milton Frome, American actor
Milton Goode, American Olympic high jumper
Milton Snavely Hershey, American founder of Hershey Chocolate Company
Milton R. Krasner, American cinematographer
Milton Hywell Jones, English comedian
Milton Nascimento, Brazilian singer-songwriter
(Apolo) Milton Obote, 2nd president of Uganda
Milton Prell, American hotel and casino developer
Milton Addas "Mitt" Romney, American NFL football player
Milton Vieira, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Milton Ariel Wynants (Vasquez), Uruguayan cyclist
Milton Cooper Work, American cards authority

Pop Culture References for the name Milton

Milton Mamet, minor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Milton Hackett, character from movie "Cry-Baby"
Milton Waddams, socially awkward character in movie "Office Space"
Milton Calypeer, character in the movie Cars
Milton, an epic poem by William Blake
"Milton," opera by Gaspare Spontini
"Milton," series of cartoons for Saturday Night Live and the film Office Space
Milton Krest, villain in 007 movie "Licence to Kill"
Milton, a show jumping horse ridden by John Whitaker
Colonel Milton Childs, an original character in "OB Spec," speculation-based scripts for the upcoming season of Orphan Black
Milton Krupnick, Character on the Disney Show “Kickin’ It”

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stepx Says:


It is the name of the great poet John Milton. And its also associated with Milton Berle. But i have to say its grown on me.

marlena1300 Says:


This is one awful name.

beachbear Says:


I used to group this with old man names like Mervyn, Marty, Vincent, etc. But Milton has really grown on me and now I love it.

senseandsensibility Says:


I just adore the sound of this name.