Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related boy name Davis.
Dayton is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4132 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Dayton for boys. Dayton reached its peak position of #486 in the U.S. in 2008, and is presently at #702. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Dayton and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Dayton (#702 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 is Davis (#446 the previous year). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 2001 and have become significantly less widespread since. Davis (#446) and Dayton (#702) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with both names going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)