What does Dalton mean?
Dalton \d(a)-lton, dal-ton\ as a boys' name is pronounced DOLL-ton. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dalton is "from the valley town; the settlement in the valley". Place name. Novelist Dalton Trumbo.
Dalton is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#765 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#608 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Dalton for boys. Dalton was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #85 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #312 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Dalton and affiliated names. Daulton and Delton are the popular alternative forms of Dalton (#312 last year) rated in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the top of its popularity in the year 1994 and is now significantly less popular, with the form Daulton becoming less in vogue. Dalton (#312) is the most chic name for newborns among these. There is also a rebound in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)