What does the baby name Lynton mean? Learn about what Lynton means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Lynton - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Lynton
L-Y-N-T-O-N, is a 6-letter male given name.
Meaning of Lynton
From the hillside town, town near the brook, flax settlement.
Origin of Lynton
The name 'Lynton' is of English origin. It is derived from a surname that originated from various place names in England, such as Lynton in Devon and Lynton in Somerset. These place names are believed to have derived from the Old English words 'hlinc' and 'tun', which mean 'hill' and 'enclosure' or 'settlement' respectively.
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Popularity of Lynton
The popularity of the name 'Lynton' has remained relatively low throughout history. It has never ranked among the top names in any given year in the United States or other English-speaking countries. It is considered to be a rare and uncommon name.
Lynton currently has 3 likes, and is in the top 9% of liked boy's names. The name Adisa is slightly more popular than Lynton.

Etymology of Lynton

The etymology of the name 'Lynton' can be traced back to Old English. The first element 'hlin' or 'hlinc' means 'hill' or 'slope', while the second element 'tun' means 'enclosure' or 'settlement'. When combined, the name can be interpreted as 'hill settlement' or 'settlement on the hill'.

Cultural Significance of Lynton

The name 'Lynton' does not hold significant cultural significance or specific associations in any particular culture. It is a name that is primarily used in English-speaking countries.