What does Dalton mean?
Dalton [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.
(male) Dalden, Dawton, ..
(female) Daltonne, Daltonney, ..
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 statistics of Dalton for boys. Dalton reached its highest position of #85 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #327 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Daulton and Delton are the popular alternative forms of Dalton (#327 last year) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Dalton reached the top of their popularity 16 years ago (median #1143) and are now significantly less popular (#1442, ▼77%).
Suggested similar names are Bolton, Carlton▼, Caxton, D'anton, Daemon, Dagon, Dajon, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin▼, Dalon, Dalyn, Dameon, Damion▼, Damon▼, Damyon, Danon, Danton, Daron, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Daveon, Davion, Davon▼, Dawson, Daylon, Daymon, Dayson, Daytan, Dayten, Dayton, Deleon, Delmon, Delon, Delron, Delvon, Dexton, Dillon▼, Dunton, Dyllon, Dylon▼, Eaton, Eatton, Ellton, Elton▼, Felton, Fulton, Gaeton, Galten, Galton, Galvon, Garton, Hallton (see Halton), Halten (see Halton), Halton, Hilton▼, Kelton, Lawton, Mallon, Milton▼, Mylton (see Milton), Paton, Paxton▲, Payton▼, Ralston, Salmon, Salton, Saxton, Tallon, Talon▲, Tayton, Tilton and Waldon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dalton.See names in meaning and etymology.