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What does Dayton mean?

Dayton \da(y)-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.


Variations

Dayton has 2 variants: Daytan and Dayten.

For more information, see also the related boy name Davis.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dayton name in U.S.

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

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Davis, Dayton in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dalton, Danton, Darton, Daxton, Daylon, Daymon, Dayson, Layton, Payton and Tayton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dayton.

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