Dalton - Meaning of Dalton
[ 1 syll. dal-ton, da-lt-on ] The baby boy name Dalton is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is D-LTahN †. Dalton is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name's meaning is town in the valley, farmstead. It is from the elements 'dael' meaning dale, valley ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. The first name is derived from the surname, which is from an English place name meaning 'town in the valley' or 'farmstead'. The English place name has also been adopted in various places in the USA.
The name Dalton is widely used; it has 28 variants. Variants include Dal, Daletan, Daleten, Daletin, Daleton, Daletun, Daletyn, Dall, Dalltan, Dallten, Dalltin, Dallton, Dalltun, Dalltyn, Dalt, Daltan, Dalte, Dalten, Daltin, Daltun, Daltyn, Daultan, Daulten, Daultin, Daulton, Daultun, Daultyn, and Delton.
Dalton is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1980s up to the 1990s. At the height of its usage in 1998, 0.225% of baby boys were given the name Dalton. It ranked at #88 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was only 0.041% and its ranking #397, but it was nonetheless the most popular within all boy names in its group. In the past century Dalton has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Dalton include Dalltyn, Daltin, Daltyn, Daultin, Daultyn, Deltan, Deltin, Delton, Deltyn, Doyltan, Doyltin, Doyltyn, Daletyn, Dalltin, Diya al din, Diya-al-Din, and Diya-al-din.
† Pronunciation for Dalton: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"