Meaning and name origin
Dalton \d(a)-lton, dal-ton\ as a boy's 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 popular first name for males (#765 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#608 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dalton for boys. Dalton reached its highest rank of #85 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dalton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dalton (#312), Delton and Daulton. (2014 statistics).