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Sutton is a cute, unisex baby name for boys or girls. It has only been on the Social Security Popularity Index for eight years, but it is already almost a top 300 name. Though starting as a last name, it has become a modern and trendy name option in America.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Sutton:

Sutton began as a surname in England. It was for families from a variety of towns throughout the southernmost regions of English. The name, therefore, translated to “south town”. Over time, the name became a first name and grew in popularity. As a last name, Sutton is very old; the oldest use of the name dates all the way back to the 1040s! This is definitely a classic name, but it still has a modern feel to it.

Symbolism of the Name Sutton:

Sutton as a first name has the same meaning that the last name had. In modern times, it is more expanded though, meaning “from the southern homestead” or “from the south town”.

Nicknames for the Name Sutton:

Many of the nicknames that Sutton has are very cute. They're perfect for either a boy or a girl. Some other nicknames that go with this name are best for either a boy or a girl. With plenty of options either way, it's good to take your time and think things over carefully. Take a look at our list of Sutton nicknames:

  • Sue 
  • Suttie
  • Sutt
  • Sutty
  • Sut
  • Su
  • Tony
  • Sutters
  • Sutter Butter
  • Ton
  • Button
  • Sutter
  • Sutty Putty
  • TT
  • S.T.
  • Tom
  • Tommy 
baby name Sutton


Style of the Name Sutton:

Traditional as a last name and modern as a first name

Gender of the Name Sutton:

Sutton is evenly divided between boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the Name Sutton:


Number of Syllables in the Name Sutton:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Sutton:

Sutton feels modern and unique. It is a cute baby name for boys or girls that feels humble and simple.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Sutton:

  • Sutten
  • Suttyn
  • Suttin
  • Suttynn

Popularity of the Name Sutton:

Sutton is on the Social Security Administration's top 1,000 names list for both boys and girls. For boys, the name ranked at 526 in 2022. for girls, the name ranked at 216 in 2022.

Great Middle Names for Sutton and Their Meanings:

Famous People with the Name Sutton:

  • Sutton Tennysan (reality TV star, “Growing Up Hip Hop”)
  • Sutton Foster (actress, “Younger”)
  • Sutton Crawford (reality TV star, “Becoming Us”)
  • Sutton Mercer (character from “The Lying Game” series)
  • Sutton Brady (character from “The Bold Type”)
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