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


Proper nounEdit

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 near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (OS grid ref SO5824).
    3. A small village and civil parish 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​.


  • 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.

Derived termsEdit


Wilton (plural Wiltons)

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 A type of carpet, originally made in the town of Wilton.

Further readingEdit



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

Proper nounEdit


  1. Wilton (a village in Scotland)