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.
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 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)
Daulton and Delton are the popular alternative forms of Dalton (#312 last year) rated in the Top 1000. These forms of Dalton reached the top of their popularity 20 (median #626) and are somewhat less popular today (#770, ▼39%). Dalton has been the top favorite, while Daulton has lost favor.
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