Carlton is an English male name derived from a surname via a place name meaning “settlement of free peasants” or “settlement of free men”, referring to numerous places in England made up from Germanic Karl  “man”, originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of a “free man”; and Old English tun (settlement, farm, enclosure).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Karlton (English)
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