Origin:British
Popularity:2834
Meaning:Mill town
Milton is a boy’s name of British origin that means “mill town,” a settlement with a mill. Once a popular surname of the British upper-class, Milton has earned its right as a noble first name, particularly amongst famous writers, musicians, sportspeople, and comedians. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon surname “Middleton,” Milton has proven to be a timeless name loved by many. Milton has a rich history and seems to bring fortune to many, so don’t be surprised if baby Milton soars to fame one day!

Famous People Named Milton

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  • John Milton
    Poet

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Source: Social Security Administration

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