Milton

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117k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
21k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Milton

"Milton" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Mill Town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English poet; remembered primarily as the author of an epic poem describing humanity's fall from grace (1608-1674)
Wiktionary

From Old English place name from mylen + tun ("mill settlement") and middel + tun ("middle settlement").

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.
  3. Name of many cities, towns and villages in Canada and the US.
  4. Brand name of sterilising compound for baby bottles
  5. Milton Keynes - large new town in England, 90km north of London

Milton was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons Named Milton

Milton Friedman was an economist. Milton was born on July 31st, 1912 in Brooklyn. He passed away on November 16th, 2006.

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Richard Simmons is a fitness/weight loss guru and physical fitness. Richard was given the name Milton Teagle Simmons on July 12th, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Milton Berle was an actor and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 2000. Milton was given the name Mendel Berlinger on July 12th, 1908 in New York City, New York, U.S. Milton is also known as Mr. Television and Uncle Miltie. He left this life on March 27th, 2002.

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Robert Rauschenberg was an artist in the field of assemblage (art). Robert was given the name Milton Ernest Rauschenberg on October 22nd, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas. He breathed his last breath on May 12th, 2008.

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Milton S. Hershey was a confectioner. Milton was given the name Milton Snavely Hershey on September 13th, 1857 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Milton is also known as The Chocolate King and The Builder. He breathed his last breath on October 13th, 1945.

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Milton William Cooper was a conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster, author, and conspiracy theory. Milton was born on May 6th, 1943 in Long Beach, California, U.S. Milton is also known as Bill Cooper. He died on November 6th, 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Milton

John Milton was a poet, prose, polemic, and civil service. John was born on December 9th, 1608 in Bread Street, Cheapside, London, England. He breathed his last breath on November 8th, 1674.

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S. D. Vijay Milton is a cinematographer and film director. He has been prominent since 1998. S. was born in 5 in Chennai.

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Little Milton was an electric blues, rhythm, blues, soul music, and funk musician. He plays Guitar and Human voice. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 2005. Little was given the name James Milton Campbell, Jr. on September 7th, 1934. He breathed his last breath on August 4th, 2005.

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Anne Milton is a Commons Deputy Chief Whip, for Guildford, Treasurer of the Household, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Member of Parliament, forGuildford, Lords Commissioners of. Her career lasted from 2015 to 2015. Anne was born on November 3rd, 1955 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England.

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Jeff Milton was a texas ranger, deputy sheriff, express messenger, texas ranger division, and sheriffs in the united states. Jeff was born on November 7th, 1861 in Marianna, Florida. He passed away in 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 149 0 149 #91 boy name
1881 143 0 143 #91 boy name
1882 155 0 155 #94 boy name
1883 149 0 149 #90 boy name
1884 150 0 150
1885 130 0 130
1886 145 0 145
1887 122 0 122
1888 165 0 165
1889 171 0 171 #96 boy name
1890 126 0 126
1891 141 0 141
1892 173 0 173
1893 174 0 174
1894 156 0 156
1895 188 0 188
1896 194 0 194 #99 boy name
1897 161 0 161
1898 225 0 225 #91 boy name
1899 207 0 207 #89 boy name
1900 242 0 242 #98 boy name
1901 202 5 197 #90 boy name
1902 207 0 207 #95 boy name
1903 210 0 210 #94 boy name
1904 230 0 230 #94 boy name
1905 299 0 299 #80 boy name
1906 303 0 303 #78 boy name
1907 292 0 292 #89 boy name
1908 346 0 346 #79 boy name
1909 369 0 369 #81 boy name
1910 476 0 476 #76 boy name
1911 608 0 608 #70 boy name
1912 1,325 6 1,319 #64 boy name
1913 1,428 9 1,419 #71 boy name
1914 1,844 10 1,834 #69 boy name
1915 2,236 11 2,225 #73 boy name
1916 2,363 18 2,345 #72 boy name
1917 2,407 13 2,394 #75 boy name
1918 2,475 21 2,454 #76 boy name
1919 2,462 15 2,447 #73 boy name
1920 2,603 11 2,592 #74 boy name
1921 2,600 12 2,588 #75 boy name
1922 2,569 13 2,556 #74 boy name
1923 2,462 15 2,447 #81 boy name
1924 2,494 19 2,475 #81 boy name
1925 2,581 15 2,566 #80 boy name
1926 2,435 17 2,418 #83 boy name
1927 2,379 21 2,358 #88 boy name
1928 2,189 19 2,170 #92 boy name
1929 2,048 17 2,031 #93 boy name
1930 2,069 17 2,052 #93 boy name
1931 1,848 15 1,833 #100 boy name
1932 1,720 10 1,710
1933 1,492 7 1,485
1934 1,522 6 1,516
1935 1,541 10 1,531
1936 1,450 7 1,443
1937 1,392 8 1,384
1938 1,412 14 1,398
1939 1,382 9 1,373
1940 1,425 0 1,425
1941 1,390 5 1,385
1942 1,509 5 1,504
1943 1,518 11 1,507
1944 1,466 9 1,457
1945 1,354 6 1,348
1946 1,517 9 1,508
1947 1,636 0 1,636
1948 1,551 7 1,544
1949 1,565 6 1,559
1950 1,561 7 1,554
1951 1,532 9 1,523
1952 1,586 12 1,574
1953 1,540 8 1,532
1954 1,590 7 1,583
1955 1,433 11 1,422
1956 1,491 12 1,479
1957 1,372 11 1,361
1958 1,334 10 1,324
1959 1,228 12 1,216
1960 1,193 10 1,183
1961 1,115 8 1,107
1962 1,117 6 1,111
1963 1,000 8 992
1964 987 9 978
1965 832 8 824
1966 773 7 766
1967 711 0 711
1968 681 0 681
1969 658 6 652
1970 632 0 632
1971 598 7 591
1972 486 0 486
1973 456 0 456
1974 457 7 450
1975 442 5 437
1976 441 0 441
1977 412 0 412
1978 416 0 416
1979 375 0 375
1980 402 0 402
1981 402 0 402
1982 410 0 410
1983 372 0 372
1984 374 0 374
1985 366 0 366
1986 340 0 340
1987 362 0 362
1988 365 0 365
1989 354 7 347
1990 324 0 324
1991 333 0 333
1992 330 0 330
1993 318 0 318
1994 282 0 282
1995 270 0 270
1996 280 0 280
1997 248 0 248
1998 217 0 217
1999 228 0 228
2000 280 0 280
2001 264 0 264
2002 259 0 259
2003 243 0 243
2004 244 0 244
2005 230 0 230
2006 237 0 237
2007 222 0 222
2008 218 0 218
2009 189 0 189
2010 188 0 188
2011 159 0 159
2012 168 0 168
2013 170 0 170
2014 175 0 175
2015 153 0 153
2016 149 0 149

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Popularity of Milton as a first name

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Popularity of Milton as a last name

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Common last names for Milton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Lewis
  • Moore
  • Cohen
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Green
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Milton U.S.
  White 46.75% 64.26%
  African American 46.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Milton

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

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Fun Facts about the name Milton

  • How Popular is the name Milton? Milton is the 578th most popular name of all time. As a last name Milton was the 1,732nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Milton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 117,241 babies born with the first name Milton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Milton 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 Milton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 149 new born babies.
  • When was Milton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Milton is Thursday, May 29th, 1817.
  • What year had the most people named Milton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Milton was in 1920 with a total of 2,592 babies. That's a lot of babies named Milton!
  • Random Milton Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Milton ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 80 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Milton: Your name in reverse order is Notlim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otlmin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Milton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,703 people with the last name Milton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Milton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Milton 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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