Carlton

First Name
49k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carlton

"Carlton" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the town of the free men". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Any of several placenames in northern England.
  2. A habitational surname​. from any of these places.

Notable Persons Named Carlton

Chuck D is a hip hop music and political hip hop rapping, publishing, lecturer, activism, and record producer. He was most active from 1982 to present. Chuck was given the name Carlton Douglas Ridenhour on August 1st, 1960 in Roosevelt, New York. Chuck is also known as Carl Ryder, Mistachuck, Chucky D, Chuck Dangerous, The Hard Rhymer, The Rhyme Animal, Chuck D, and Carl Ryder (as a member of production teamThe Bomb Squad).

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Carlton Cole is a soccer player for the Celtic F.C., Chelsea F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Aston Villa F.C., West Ham United F.C., England national under-19 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Carlton was born on October 12th, 1983 in Croydon, England.

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Carlton Reeves is a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Carlton was born in 1964 in Fort Hood.

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Carlton Fisk is a baseball. Carlton was born on December 26th, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

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Carl Douglas is a musician. Carl was given the name Carlton George Douglas on May 10th, 1942 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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He has been prominent since 1984. Carlton was given the name Arthur Carlton Cuse on March 22nd, 1959 in Mexico City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carlton

Vanessa Carlton is a singer and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Vanessa was given the name Vanessa Lee Carlton on August 16th, 1980 in Milford, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Timothy Carlton is an actor. Timothy was given the name Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch on October 4th, 1939 in Reading, Berkshire.

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Larry Carlton is a jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, blues, pop, and rock musician. He plays Gibson ES-335. Larry was given the name Larry Eugene Carlton on March 2nd, 1948 in Torrance, California, United States. Larry is also known as Mr. 335.

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Steve Carlton is a baseball player. Steve was born on December 22nd, 1944 in Miami.

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Crunchy Black is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, and crunk rapping and hype man. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Crunchy was given the name Darnell Carlton on August 20th, 1974. Crunchy is also known as C.B., Carlton, and Darnell.

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Carl Carlton is a pop music, rhythm, blues, soul music, and funk singing. He has had major accomplishments since 1968. Carl was born on May 21st, 1953.

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How popular is the baby name Carlton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 0 13
1881 16 0 16
1882 21 0 21
1883 19 0 19
1884 20 0 20
1885 18 0 18
1886 22 0 22
1887 13 0 13
1888 19 0 19
1889 29 0 29
1890 17 0 17
1891 22 0 22
1892 21 0 21
1893 21 0 21
1894 30 0 30
1895 27 0 27
1896 31 0 31
1897 28 0 28
1898 31 0 31
1899 31 0 31
1900 38 0 38
1901 41 0 41
1902 37 0 37
1903 33 0 33
1904 47 0 47
1905 48 0 48
1906 49 0 49
1907 49 0 49
1908 48 0 48
1909 61 0 61
1910 89 0 89
1911 108 0 108
1912 201 0 201
1913 198 0 198
1914 283 0 283
1915 349 0 349
1916 395 0 395
1917 388 0 388
1918 431 0 431
1919 397 0 397
1920 447 6 441
1921 480 0 480
1922 452 5 447
1923 455 5 450
1924 430 0 430
1925 454 6 448
1926 488 5 483
1927 483 0 483
1928 551 0 551
1929 507 5 502
1930 477 6 471
1931 503 0 503
1932 530 5 525
1933 490 0 490
1934 478 0 478
1935 490 0 490
1936 490 6 484
1937 548 0 548
1938 535 0 535
1939 495 0 495
1940 497 5 492
1941 510 0 510
1942 516 0 516
1943 555 7 548
1944 491 6 485
1945 500 0 500
1946 552 10 542
1947 637 0 637
1948 553 5 548
1949 583 0 583
1950 569 0 569
1951 674 8 666
1952 696 0 696
1953 722 6 716
1954 841 5 836
1955 871 0 871
1956 912 5 907
1957 962 7 955
1958 897 7 890
1959 820 8 812
1960 855 9 846
1961 777 7 770
1962 816 0 816
1963 762 0 762
1964 784 7 777
1965 646 6 640
1966 656 7 649
1967 612 0 612
1968 610 7 603
1969 527 16 511
1970 594 10 584
1971 603 6 597
1972 464 0 464
1973 478 0 478
1974 455 5 450
1975 497 0 497
1976 401 5 396
1977 466 0 466
1978 436 0 436
1979 470 0 470
1980 450 8 442
1981 396 5 391
1982 444 0 444
1983 383 0 383
1984 372 6 366
1985 378 0 378
1986 384 8 376
1987 359 7 352
1988 381 0 381
1989 478 0 478
1990 528 0 528
1991 469 0 469
1992 445 8 437
1993 402 6 396
1994 362 6 356
1995 333 5 328
1996 289 5 284
1997 269 0 269
1998 246 0 246
1999 224 0 224
2000 225 0 225
2001 208 0 208
2002 175 0 175
2003 154 0 154
2004 137 0 137
2005 180 0 180
2006 143 0 143
2007 146 0 146
2008 128 0 128
2009 114 0 114
2010 122 0 122
2011 102 0 102
2012 100 0 100
2013 87 0 87
2014 84 0 84
2015 96 0 96
2016 79 0 79

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Popularity of Carlton as a first name

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Popularity of Carlton as a last name

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Common last names for Carlton

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • Lewis
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Phillips
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carlton U.S.
  White 79.69% 64.26%
  African American 14.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carlton

People with the last name Carlton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Carlton

  • How Popular is the name Carlton? Carlton is the 1,011th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carlton was the 1,698th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carlton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,661 babies born with the first name Carlton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carlton to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carlton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Carlton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carlton is Sunday, March 15th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Carlton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carlton was in 1957 with a total of 955 babies.
  • Random Carlton Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carlton ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 6 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Carlton: Your name in reverse order is Notlrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ltoacrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carlton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,202 people with the last name Carlton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carlton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Carlton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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