Dalton

Dalton - A very unique male name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dalton, meaning the settlement in the valley, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #638. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dalton and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dalton? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dalton. The baby boy name Dalton was given to 1,204 baby boys in 2012, ranking #283 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,363 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dalton peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1994 on position 85.



Famous with this name

Timothy Dalton
Audrey Dalton
Abby Dalton


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Dalton is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dalton is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #94 - and is the least popular in New York at position #718.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dalton is where you live.


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Dalton origin and meaning

Dalton is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means the settlement in the valley. To see famous people named Dalton, pop culture references for the name Dalton and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dalton

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dalton, sorted by popularity.

Delton / Daulton /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012283
2011277
2010257
2009242
2008219
2007213
2006200
2005180
2004167
2003142
2002117
200198
200091
199985
199888
199790
199699
199587
199485
1993106
1992120
1991136
1990193
1989464
1988672
1987668
1986751
1985850
1984981
1983843
19821010
19811048
19801200
19791287
19781388
1977910
19761099
19751120
1974958
19731009
1972905
1971831
1970874
1969764
1968766
1967757
1966874
19651067
1964771
1963805
1962831
1961831
1960774
1959787
1958765
1957792
1956782
1955769
1954759
1953730
1952650
1951650
1950684
1949613
1948606
1947596
1946553
1945608
1944585
1943556
1942566
1941534
1940533
1939543
1938595
1937483
1936508
1935471
1934472
1933453
1932455
1931503
1930498
1929519
1928567
1927483
1926516
1925454
1924551
1923538
1922497
1921536
1920505
1919612
1918650
1917554
1916538
1915624
1914683
1913515
1912683
1910638

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska94
Kentucky105
West Virginia109
Tennessee128
Wyoming142
Kansas143
South Carolina143
Alabama143
North Carolina168
Ohio168
Mississippi170
North Dakota193
Arkansas196
Georgia197
Delaware207
Pennsylvania214
Missouri223
Indiana224
Nebraska225
Florida227
Maine228
Oklahoma230
Iowa235
Virginia237
South Dakota272
Michigan280
Minnesota297
Oregon306
Utah334
Wisconsin353
Illinois360
Idaho361
Arizona373
Washington387
Texas389
Louisiana406
Maryland417
Nevada463
New Jersey495
California496
Colorado581
New York718

Even more about Dalton


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dalton a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dalton?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1994
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dalton
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,363
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,204

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