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What does Dalton mean?

Dalton /dal-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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 has 5 variants: Daleton, Dallton, Dalten, Daulton and Delton.

Kreatif forms: Daldan, Dalden, Daton. [more]

How popular is Dalton?

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 (#615 out of 150436, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dalton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dalton outside U.S.

Daulton and Delton are the popular alternative forms of Dalton (#312 last year) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.374%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2293%, down 38.7%), with the form Daulton becoming less in vogue. Dalton (#312) is the most chic name for newborns among these, and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for this name. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Dalton and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dalton, Daulton, Delton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dalton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dallon, Dalon, Danton, Darton, Daxton, Dayton, Galton, Halton, Salton and Walton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dalton.