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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 of the name Sutton:

English: from the southern homestead, from the south town

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.”

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.”

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 too.

Alternative spellings for the name Sutton:

  • Sutten
  • Suttyn
  • Suttin
  • Suttynn

Nicknames for the name Sutton:

  • Sue 
  • Suttie
  • Sutt
  • Sutty
  • Sut
  • Su
  • Tony

Popularity of the name Sutton:

Sutton did not become a top 1,000 option on the Social Security Index until 2013 at rank 835. It rose above the top 500 list in 2019 at rank 418. As of 2020, Sutton continues to gain in popularity as it is currently number 323.

Related names for the name Sutton:

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”)

Suttons in popular culture:

  • Sutton Mercer (character from “The Lying Game” series)
  • Sutton Brady (character from “The Bold Type”)
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