Milton: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Milton
Origin of the name Milton:
Transferred use of the surname arising from several English place-names originating from the Old English Mylentūn, which is composed of the elements mylen (mill) and tūn (town, settlement, village, enclosure), and from the Old English Middeltūn, which is from middel (middle) and tūn (town, settlement, village, enclosure).
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Also a Place Name. Milton, Wisconsin and Milton Keynes, UK
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Settlement by the mill; middle town; from mills town. English origin.
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Milton Stephanides, character in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex