What does Dayton mean?
Dayton /day-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Davis.Kreatif forms: Daton, Daydan. [more]
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. 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Dayton and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Dayton (#702 the previous year) is Davis (#446 the previous year). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.566%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.426%, ▼24.7%). Davis (#446) and Dayton (#702) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for both names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)