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From either Old English welig (willow) or wella (spring, stream) + tūn (enclosure; settlement, town).


  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪltən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪltən

Proper noun[edit]

Wilton (countable and uncountable, plural Wiltons)

  1. (uncountable) A number of places in England:
    1. A hamlet in Haile parish, Copeland district, Cumbria (OS grid ref NY0310).
    2. A village in Bridstow parish, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (OS grid ref SO5824).
    3. A small village and civil parish (served by Allerston and Wilton Parish Council) in Ryedale district, North Yorkshire (OS grid ref SE8682).
    4. A small village (and castle) in Redcar and Cleveland borough, North Yorkshire (OS grid ref NZ5819).
    5. A suburb of Taunton, Somerset (OS grid ref ST2224).
    6. A town and civil parish with a town council near Salisbury, Wiltshire, famed for the Wilton carpets (OS grid ref SU0931).
    7. A village in Grafton parish, Wiltshire (OS grid ref SU2661).
  2. A parish of the Scottish Borders council area, Scotland.
  3. A suburb of Cork, Ireland.
  4. A small town in New South Wales, Australia.
  5. A suburb of Wellington, New Zealand.
  6. A village in Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe.
  7. (uncountable) A number of places in the United States:
    1. A small town in Shelby County, Alabama.
    2. A small town in Little River County, Arkansas.
    3. A census-designated place in Sacramento County, California.
    4. A large town in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    5. An unincorporated community in Will County, Illinois.
    6. A city in Cedar County and Muscatine County, Iowa.
    7. A town in Franklin County, Maine.
    8. A small city in Beltrami County, Minnesota.
    9. An unincorporated community in Waseca County, Minnesota.
    10. An unincorporated community in Boone County, Missouri.
    11. A town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
    12. A large town in Saratoga County, New York.
    13. A small city in Burleigh County and McLean County, North Dakota.
    14. A village and town in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  8. (countable) A habitational surname from Old English.

Derived terms[edit]


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Wilton is the 10260th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3141 individuals. Wilton is most common among Wilton (85.86%) individuals.


Wilton (plural Wiltons)

  1. A type of carpet, originally made in the town of Wilton.

Further reading[edit]



From Early Scots Weltoun, perhaps ultimately from Old English wilġ tūn (farm by the willows).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Wilton (a village in Scotland)