Meaning and Origin of: Carlton

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Carl's town

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places called Carleton or Carlton, from Old Norse karl ‘common man’, ‘peasant’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’ (compareCharlton 1). Places spelled Carl(e)ton (as opposed toCharlton) are in areas of Scandinavian settlement, mostly in northern England.
  • Irish : Americanized and altered form ofCarlin 1.