Carlton name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old English and Germanic
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Carlton c(a)-rl-ton
Meaning: Settlement of Free Men, Inspired By a Place Name and Peasant Settlement
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What does Carlton mean?

Carlton means Settlement of Free Men, Settlement of Freemen or Peasant Settlement is a gender insensitive name has its roots in Germanic and Old English is used in English. Carlton is variant of immutable and widespread Charlton.

Charlton is version of persistent and desirable Carlton. Largely used in English persistent and desirable, Charlton, meaning of Charlton is "From Charles Dwelling, Settlement of Freemen and Man" is of Old English and Germanic origin.

Carlton is equivalent of Charles in English language.

How do I pronounce Carlton?

c(a)-rl-ton is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Carlton. The other ways to say the name is car-lton.

Variants of Carlton

Carleten, Charlton, Charles, Carolus, Karl, Arlo, Carel, Kalle, Cheriline, Carrol, Johncharles, Charlesanthony, Karles, Háriolus, Carl, Arlos, Karel, Kaaleppi, Karle, Kaleva, Jehanne, Ieuan, Johanan, John, Johannes

Names that rhyme with Carlton

How popular is the name Carlton?

Carlton was a popular name in United States. Over 48795 babies have been given the given name in 181 years. At the peak of its usage in 1937, the moniker grabbed the 217th spot and 955 baby boys were given the name.

However after 181 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 500 baby names an amazing 112 times Carlton is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 464 on boy names chart when 40 babies were named Carlton. There are over 436 babies that have been given the name Carlton in England and Wales.

Carlton is an uncommon baby name in still in use in France. But Carlton is a popular baby name in Jamaica where every 1 in 500 have the name. At least, 60000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Carlton in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Carlton?

You always give the best ideas at work but lack of ideas when it comes to your personal life. If your name ends with letter N, you are not an ordinary person. You love to change and can't stand constancy and monotony. Although you believe your dreams are too wild to realize, you are completely wrong. You are a walking motivation and inspire people to take control over their lives and make the best of themselves.

Other names similar to Carlton

  •  Cathryn - Everlasting and Darling Cathryn dominantly is used in Danish, Swedish and Finnish is a baby girl name, meaning of Cathryn is "Pretty and Dear" came from Old Greek. Cathryn is resultant of Karine. . In 1956, prominent Cathryn ranked 487 on the list of baby girl names in United States
  •  Ximena - Used specifically in Spanish eminent, Ximena is rooted from Hebrew, Ximena means "El Cid" is aimed at both genders
  •  Ole - Meaning of Ole is Heritage of the Ancestors, Home or Happy came from Old Norse bestowed upon baby boys is used in Swedish, Scandinavian and English
  •  Alesia - Meaning of Alesia is Defender of Men or He Who Wards Off (Other) Men is used in Albanian, Italian and English has its roots in Germanic and Old Greek is used as a girl name
  •  Frankie - The commonly accepted and evergreen unisex name Frankie is principally used in Norwegian and English that originated from Old High German, Germanic and Italian, meaning of Frankie is "Free Condition, Free or From France"

Middle names for Carlton

There are plenty of latest and attractive middle names that fit after "Carlton". Have a look at them:

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Sibling Names for Carlton

Looking for the perfect sibling names to go with baby name "Carlton"? Here are some great options that complement the classic and strong aura of Carlton, while still standing out as unique and individual names. From traditional choices to more modern ones, these names will add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your family's repertoire.

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Famous people named Carlton

  • Carlton Sherwood, American journalist
  • Carlton Baugh Sr., Carlton Baugh Sr
  • Carlton Mobley, noted jurist and politician
  • Carlton Dawe, prolific Australian author of over 70 books including romance
  • Carlton Chase, first Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church
  • Carlton R. Sickles, American lawyer and a Congressman from
  • Carlton Fisk, retired Major League Baseball catcher and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Carlton Cole, English football coach and former professional footballer
  • Carlton Myers, retired Italian professional basketball player that played
  • Carlton Mellick III, American author currently residing in Portland
  • Carlton Baugh, Jamaican cricketer
  • Carlton Pearson, American Christian minister
  • Carlton J. H. Hayes, American historian, educator, diplomat
  • Carlton Cuse, American screenwriter and producer, best
  • Carlton Barrett, influential reggae drummer and percussionist
  • Carlton E. Morse, Louisiana-born producer/journalist best
  • Carlton Palmer, former professional footballer
  • Carlton R. Rouh, United States Marine
  • Carlton B. Hutchins, U.S. Naval aviator
  • Carlton Williamson, former college and NFL football player
  • Carlton and The Shoes, Jamaican vocal group
  • Carlton Gray, cornerback
  • Carlton Moss, African-American screenwriter
  • Carlton Brandaga Curtis, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Carlton Aaron, American former professional basketball player
  • Carlton Bruner, American former competition swimmer
  • Carlton Brewster, former Arena football wide receiver
  • Carlton McCarthy, mayor of Richmond from 1904 to 1908
  • Carlton W. Kent, retired United States Marine
  • Carlton "Santa" Davis, musician
  • Carlton Haselrig, former heavyweight wrestler and NFL player
  • Carlton Bailey, former professional American football player
  • Carlton Publishing Group, London-based book publisher of illustrated reference
  • Carlton Massey, professional American football defensive lineman
  • Carlton Forbes, English first-class cricketer
  • Carlton Rose, American football player
  • Carlton W. Fulford Jr., Carlton W. Fulford Jr
  • Carlton E. Brown, is retired former president of Clark Atlanta University
  • Carlton Elizabeth in Are You My Friend? as
  • Carlton Lee Russell in Gone in Sixty Seconds as Stunts
  • Carlton J. Albright directed the movie Luther the Geek
  • Carlton Bluford played central role of Jerome Johnson in 2014 comedy film Stop Pepper Palmer.
  • In 1916 drama flick, The Half Million Bribe, Carlton Brickert characterized William Murgatroyd.
  • Carlton J. Smith, from 1998 movie Let There Be Clothes, who portrayed the Fashion Pilot.
  • In 2019, Carlton Leach played the role of Cameo in action, crime flick I'll See What I Can Do.


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  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
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