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What does Dayton mean?

Dayton Pronunciation of Dayton [day-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Place name, possibly meaning "Day's settlement" or "David's settlement". Also a city in Ohio.

Associated with: old english.


Dayton has 2 variants: Daytan and Dayten.

Affiliated boy name: Davis.

Creative forms:
(male) Daton, Daydan, ..

(female) Daydan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dayton Kai (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dayton?

Dayton is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#3957 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dayton reached its peak position of #486 in the U.S. in 2008, and is presently at #767. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dayton name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Dayton (#767 the previous year) is Davis (#474 the previous year). These forms of Dayton were favored 7 years ago (median #446) and are almost as common today. Davis has historically been the top pick of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dayton, Davis in U.S.

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