|Meaning:||coal town, swarthy person, colt-breeding town|
|Related Names:||Cole, Coleton, Collton, Colston, Colt, Colten, Kelton, Kolton|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Colton, originally a surname, comes from an Old English name, Cola, a nickname meaning “charcoal,” which in turn is derived from the Old English col “coal” and tun, meaning “town” or “settlement.” The elements together mean “coal town” or “coal settlement,” however the name could also mean “swarthy person.” A somewhat more obscure etymology is that it comes from a Hebrew surname which was related to horses, possibly meaning “a town of colt-breeding.”
Colton has been high on the Social Security Administration’s list of the 1000 most popular baby boy names in the United States since 1982. From a low of 807 in 1983, it rose to a high of 105 in 1995, ’96, and ’98. In 2006 it ranked 133rd.  Much more popular in Canada, it was number 59 on the charts in 1997, 69 in 2000, and 103 in 2005. 
- According to the science of numerology, people named Colton tend to be analytical, logical, and realistic. They’re often mystics or philosophers and can frequently be found lost in thought. Because of their solitary and serious nature, they can be seen as quite eccentric.
- According to the Mathematical Principle, as explained by the Kabalarian Philosophy, the name Colton creates the urge to be self-expressive, but it also creates a moody disposition which limits self-expression and friendliness. A person with this name appreciates the arts, however it makes him far too sensitive, and he often senses things he doesn’t understand. When combined with certain last names, it can prevent happiness and success and create health problems in the liver, bloodstream, heart, and lungs and bronchial area. 
In the United States, one can visit:
- Colton, CA, NE, NY, OH, OR, SD, TX, UT, and WA, as well as:
- Colton Crater in AZ
- Colton Crossing in AR
- Colton Hills in CA
- Colton Hill in ME
- Coltons Point in MD
- Colton Hollow in MA
- Colton Bay in MI
- Colton Hill in NY
- Colton Point in PA
- Colton Hollow in UT
- Colton Hill in VT
- Coltons Hill in VA 
Given the popularity of the name Colton, it’s almost nonexistent as a first name among famous and notable people. Colton Orr, who plays hockey for the New York Rangers, seems to be alone in that category.
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Author: Madeleine Wieder
|Meaning||coal town, swarthy person, colt-breeding town +|
|Meaningnc||coal town, swarthy person, colt-breeding town +|
|Origin||English +, and Hebrew +|
|Rank in 2000s||130 +|
|Related||Cole +, Coleton +, Collton +, Colston +, Colt +, Colten +, Kelton +, and Kolton +|