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What does Dalton mean?

Dalton Pronunciation of Dalton as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, valley


VARIANTS Delton, Daleton, Dallton, Dalten, Daulton



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How popular is Dalton?

Dalton is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#765 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#615 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dalton reached its highest position of #85 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #397 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Daulton and Delton are the popular alternative forms of Dalton (#397 LAST YEAR) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Dalton reached the top of their popularity 19 years ago (MEDIAN #1143) and are now significantly less popular (#1465, 82%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dalton, Daulton, Delton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bolton, Carlton, Caxton, D'anton, Daemon, Dagon, Dajon, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dalon, Dalyn, Dameon, Damion, Damon, Damyon, Danon, Danton, Daron, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Daveon, Davion, Davon, Dawson, Daylon, Daymon, Dayson, Daytan, Dayten, Dayton, Deleon, Delmon, Delon, Delron, Delvon, Dexton, Dillon, Dunton, Dyllon, Dylon, Eaton, Eatton, Ellton, Elton, Felton, Fulton, Gaeton, Galten, Galton, Galvon, Garton, Hallton (see Halton), Halten (see Halton), Halton, Hilton, Kelton, Lawton, Mallon, Milton, Mylton (see Milton), Paton, Paxton, Payton, Ralston, Salmon, Salton, Saxton, Tallon, Talon, Tayton, Tilton and Waldon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dalton.

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