Colton

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Colton

"Colton" is a name of English origin, and it means "Cole's Town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Any of several placenames in England derived from Old English cola (“coal”) and tun (“settlement”).
  2. An English and Scottish habitational surname​ derived from any of these places.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Colton

Colton Haynes is an actor, model, and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Colton was given the name Colton Lee Haynes on July 13th, 1988 in Andale, Kansas. Colton is also known as Haynes and Colton Lee.

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Colton Dunn is a writer, actor, comedian, and producer. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Colton was born Colton Dunn on June 30th, 1977 in Normal, Illinois, United States.

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Colton Dixon is a christian rock and contemporary christian music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to 2010. Colton was given the name Michael Colton Dixon on October 19th, 1991 in , U.S.

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Colton was born on March 22nd, 1991 in Mount Vernon, Washington, U.S. Colton is also known as Barefoot Bandit", Barefoot Burglar", (aliases) Colton A. Harris, Colton A. Harris Molton, Colton Harris, Colton Moore, Colton A. Moore, and Colton Koehler.

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Colton Iverson is a basketball player for the Pınar Karşıyaka, Beşiktaş J.K. (men's basketball), Saski Baskonia, and Karşıyaka Basket in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Colton was born on June 29th, 1989 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

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Colton was born on August 14th, 1987 in Ankeny, Iowa, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Colton

Anita O'Day was a vocal jazz and bebop singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 2006. Anita was given the name Anita Belle Colton on October 18th, 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Anita is also known as The Jezebel of Jazz". She left this life on November 23rd, 2006.

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Graham Colton is a pop music and rock music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Graham was given the name Graham Patrick Colton on November 6th, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.

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Erin Colton is a news reporter and journalist. Erin was born Erin Colton on May 15th, 1982 in Long Island, NY.

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Larry Colton is a baseball player. Larry was born on June 8th, 1942 in Los Angeles.

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Matt Colton is a musician. He was most active from 1997 to present. Matt was born Matt Colton on March 30th, 1975. Matt is also known as Matt.

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William was born in 1946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1913 6 0 6
1916 5 0 5
1920 8 0 8
1921 5 0 5
1925 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1939 9 0 9
1940 7 0 7
1943 5 0 5
1944 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1950 11 0 11
1951 6 0 6
1953 5 0 5
1954 6 0 6
1956 8 0 8
1957 9 0 9
1958 6 0 6
1959 8 0 8
1960 7 0 7
1961 16 0 16
1962 11 0 11
1963 9 0 9
1964 11 0 11
1965 13 0 13
1966 19 0 19
1967 12 0 12
1968 17 0 17
1969 15 0 15
1970 19 0 19
1971 17 0 17
1972 22 0 22
1973 25 0 25
1974 29 0 29
1975 34 0 34
1976 32 0 32
1977 31 0 31
1978 26 0 26
1979 33 0 33
1980 34 0 34
1981 49 0 49
1982 120 0 120
1983 117 0 117
1984 129 0 129
1985 171 0 171
1986 238 0 238
1987 323 0 323
1988 884 5 879
1989 1,929 5 1,924
1990 2,245 13 2,232
1991 2,245 0 2,245
1992 2,557 9 2,548
1993 2,760 10 2,750
1994 2,852 0 2,852
1995 3,593 7 3,586
1996 3,800 13 3,787
1997 3,607 7 3,600
1998 3,578 5 3,573
1999 3,288 0 3,288
2000 3,410 0 3,410
2001 3,245 0 3,245
2002 3,053 6 3,047
2003 2,957 6 2,951
2004 2,971 20 2,951
2005 2,665 8 2,657
2006 3,000 0 3,000
2007 3,664 8 3,656
2008 4,545 0 4,545 #98 boy name
2009 4,772 6 4,766 #93 boy name
2010 5,315 0 5,315 #73 boy name
2011 5,600 9 5,591 #74 boy name
2012 6,357 6 6,351 #65 boy name
2013 6,483 6 6,477 #65 boy name
2014 6,386 9 6,377 #65 boy name
2015 6,300 8 6,292 #59 boy name
2016 5,586 6 5,580 #68 boy name

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Popularity of Colton as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colton U.S.
  White 81.67% 64.26%
  African American 11.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colton

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

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Fun Facts about the name Colton

  • How Popular is the name Colton? Colton is the 596th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Colton was the 68th most popular name. As a last name Colton was the 5,210th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111,372 babies born with the first name Colton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Colton to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Colton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colton is Thursday, July 10th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Colton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colton was in 2013 with a total of 6,477 babies. That's a lot of babies named Colton!
  • Random Colton Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Colton ranks 41st in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 125 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Colton: Your name in reverse order is Notloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlotoc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,704 people with the last name Colton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Colton as their last name.

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