Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Carl's town
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’ (compare Charlton 1). Places spelled Carl(e)ton (as opposed to Charlton) are in areas of Scandinavian settlement, mostly in northern England.
- Irish : Americanized and altered form of Carlin 1.