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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Coal Town

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Colton

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Colton in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Colton:

  • Records indicate that 85,549 boys in the United States have been named Colton since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 6,318 people in the U.S. were given the name Colton. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      11 Positive Comments

  • "This is my youngest son's name. He was born in 2000. We have met two other Colton's his age. I had not known anyone else with the name before picking it. My son likes his name, but loves his nickname 'Colt'. This is what we use 90% of the time now. It seems to fit him more as he has gotten older." Sep. 9, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Colton and I love my name. I haven't found many people my age with the name. I was born in 1986." Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle son was given the name Colton because it was different and NOT Cody! His dad really pushed for Cody, but we agreed on this one. We only know one other Colton who is the same age, born in 1999." Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My older boy is named Colton, after the movie Romancing the Stone. It is a strong name, I still love it! We call him Cole." Feb. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Colton I was born in '70 and never met anyone with the same name until recent years when I began seeing several younger children with the name." Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Colton... He is 7 yrs old. I love the name." Mar. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little bro's named Colton, I think it fits him." Mar. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Colton because it was westerny and we are from West Texas. Afew months later there was some report in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that said Colton was one of the most popluar names for 2000 in Tx. We still love his name though." Dec. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Colton. We had never met anyone else with this name until we moved to Florida & there are "Cotlon's" every where we go. We go to the beach--one there. There was one on my older sons soccer team AND one in his class. UGH!" Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "In TX Colton is very popular. I know three little boys in my neighborhood alone. It's very cute and is definitely gaining in popularity." Jun. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Colton and yes it is impossible to find it on any merchandise. Noone pronounces it wrong and we only know one other Colton." May. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "M son just recently turned 3. (Today is 9/2/18). I named my son Colton after Colton Dixon, one of my favorite Christian singers. At that point in time, I had not heard the name Colton anywhere else. As of a year ago, I've only met one other Colton and he was probably mid-late 30s. And have only overhead the name one other time (being I think at church) I'd guess this one to be 3-7 yr old now. I did not see the child so this estimate is based upon the part of the church the child was in." Sep. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's pronounced Coal-tun. I've been in love with a guy named Colton ever since May 12th, 2007. We did go out at one point, but he dumped me for someone else. This is one of my favorite names for a guy just because of him." Feb. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Coltan. He was born in 1989 when the name just started being popular. His dad picked out the name from a baby book (not from General Hospital the soap opera)" Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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