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The English place names are from Old English mylen (mill) or middel (middle) + tun (settlement).


  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪltən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪltən

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A place in England:
    1. A village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire district, Cambridgeshire (OS grid ref TL4762).
    2. A hamlet in Brampton parish, Carlisle district, Cumbria (OS grid ref NY5560).
    3. A hamlet in South Lakeland district, Cumbria (OS grid ref SD5383).
    4. A hamlet in Derbyshire.
    5. An area of Portsmouth, Hampshire.
    6. A village in West Markham parish, Bassetlaw district, Nottinghamshire (OS grid ref SK7173).
    7. A village in Cherwell district, Oxfordshire.
    8. A village and civil parish in Vale of White Horse district, Oxfordshire (OS grid ref SU4892).
    9. A hamlet in Somerset.
    10. A village in Staffordshire.
    11. A hamlet in Wiltshire.
  2. A place in Scotland:
    1. A village in Ross and Cromarty.
    2. A village in Inverness-shire.
    3. A district of Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
    4. A hamlet in Stirlingshire.
    5. A village in West Dunbartonshire council area (OS grid ref NS4274).
    6. A settlement in the Outer Hebrides.
  3. A habitational surname from Old English, from the multiple places in Britain named "Milton".
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1989 David Leavitt: Equal Affections. →ISBN page 215:
      Herbert, Sydney, Milton, Seymour. You know, all the time I was growing up I thought those were the most ordinary Jewish first names, until someone pointed out that they were British last names. I guess to my great-grandparents those names must have sounded so modern, so sophisticated, so - non-Eastern European. And now they're just Uncle Miltie, Uncle Sy, Uncle Herb. Do other people have Uncle Donne and Uncle Wordsworth?
  5. John Milton, an English author and poet of the seventeenth century.
  6. John Milton's works or media adaptations of his works.
  7. A place in Australia.
    1. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland; named for nearby Milton Farm, itself for poet John Milton.
    2. A town in New South Wales.
  8. A place in Canada.
    1. A town in Ontario; named for poet John Milton.
    2. A village in Nova Scotia.
    3. A former logging village in Newfoundland and Labrador; named for poet John Milton.
  9. A town in Otago, New Zealand.
  10. A place in the United States.
    1. A city in Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta; named for Revolutionary War officer John Milton.
    2. A town in Massachusetts; named for Milton Abbey in Dorset, England.
    3. A town in Saratoga County, New York; named for either poet John Milton or a mill in the area.
    4. A town in Vermont, a suburb of Burlington; named for British statesman William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton.
    5. A city, the county seat of Santa Rosa County, Florida; perhaps named for poet John Milton, or for the local lumber mill industry.
    6. A city in Washington.
    7. A borough of Pennsylvania.
    8. A town in Delaware; named for poet John Milton.
    9. A town in Rock County, Wisconsin; named for poet John Milton.
    10. A town in West Virginia; named for landowner Milton Reece.
    11. A hamlet in Ulster County, New York; named for poet John Milton.
    12. A town in New Hampshire; named for either a mill in the area or for the Viscount Milton.
    13. A city in Kentucky.
    14. A city in Rock County, Wisconsin; named for poet John Milton.
    15. A town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
    16. A town in Wayne County, Indiana; named for the watermills in the area.
    17. A city in Iowa; named for the town in Delaware.
    18. A village in Illinois.
    19. A town in North Carolina; named for a mill in the area.
    20. An unorganized territory in Maine.
    21. A city in North Dakota.
    22. A neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri; named for the landowning Milton family.
    23. An unincorporated community in California; named for railroad engineer Milton Latham.
    24. An unincorporated community in Ohio County, Indiana; named for the gristmill and sawmill in the area.
    25. An unincorporated community in Kansas.
    26. An unincorporated community in Louisiana; named for early resident Dr. Milton R. Cushman and his son, Milton S. Cushman.
    27. An unincorporated community in Atchison County, Missouri.
    28. An unincorporated community in Randolph County, Missouri; named for the town in North Carolina.
    29. An unincorporated community in Tennessee.
    30. An unincorporated community in Texas.
    31. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Milton Township.

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From the English Milton.

Proper noun[edit]

Milton c (genitive Miltons)

  1. a male given name