Turning surnames into given names is all the rage right now, but new parents were doing that with Barton for nearly a century before it fell out of popularity in 1980. It's time for it to make a comeback. Barton has a bit of a rustic meaning and comes with a great nickname. It pairs well with a number of middle names, and it has been associated with some pretty noteworthy people from the past.

Meaning of the name Barton:

English: Barley farm or settlement

Origin of the name Barton:

Barton was an English surname that most likely began with a family that lived on a barley farm.

Symbolism of the name Barton:

Because of its meaning, the baby name Barton may symbolize harvest or growth.

Style of the name Barton:


Gender of the name Barton:

Barton is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Barton:


Number of syllables in the name Barton:


Emotion evoked from the name Barton:

The baby name Barton evokes images of someone who is cheerful and friendly.

Alternative spellings for the name Barton:

  • Bartin
  • Bartun
  • Bartyn
  • Barrton

Nicknames for the name Barton:

Popularity of the name Barton:

According to the Social Security Administration, Barton was a top 1,000 baby name for boys up until 1980. It last ranked at number 958 in 1980.

Related names for the name Barton:

  • Burton
  • Brutus
  • Boston
  • Byron
  • Bartholomew

Great middle names for Barton and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Barton:

  • Barton Yarborough (actor)
  • Barton MacLane (actor, screenwriter, and playwright)
  • Barton Lynch (surfer)
  • Barton “Bart” Bryant (golfer)
  • Barton Booth (actor)

Bartons in popular culture:

  • Barton Fink (character in the movie “Barton Fink”)
  • Barton Hamilton (character from the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Barton Scully (character on the TV show “Masters of Sex”)