Name: Elton

Origin and Meaning of the Name Elton

  • Meaning:
    Ella's town; eel town
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (EL tun)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Elton)
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Miscellaneous Info for Elton

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    There are many places of this name in England; it is impossible to decide from which the family appellation is derived.
    Multiple origins are considered. It could mean, from the Old English, "Ella's town". Or the derivation might be from the Saxon words ael "an eel", and ton "a town"; hence "a town abounding in eels".
    It may also be a variant of Eldon: "the aldertree hill" or "old age".

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