"the settlement in the valley"

Dalton Origin and Meaning

The name Dalton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the settlement in the valley".

Dalton is a name with multi-faceted appeal. Many are attracted to the name's resemblance to other two-syllable n-ending favorites: Colton, Holden, and cousins. Others see it as a trendy Western name, recalling the legendary Dalton Brothers gang. It also has something of an upscale, preppy feel connected to the exclusive New York private school.

The most well known bearer of the name is blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, but there have been a number of high-profile fictional Daltons as well. Dalton Rumba was an adult character on Glee, Clive Owen played a Dalton in Inside Man, there was a scholarly Dalton on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Patrick Swayze opened the film Roadhouse by stating "My name is Dalton Russell."

# 513 in the US

Dalton Rank in US Top 1000

# 365 on Nameberry

Dalton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dalton Popularity

Famous People Named Dalton

  • (James) Dalton TrumboAmerican screenwriter and author
  • Dalton Edward GrayAmerican actor
  • Dalton JamesAmerican actor
  • Dalton James Patrick McGuintyCanadian premier of Ontario
  • Dalton Arthur BalesCanadian cabinet minister
  • Dalton Castlering name of Brett Giehl, American pro wrestler
  • Dalton Clark ConleyAmerican sociologist
  • Dalton SargeantAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Dalton Louis RapattoniAmerican singer ("American Idol")
  • Dalton AbbottAmerican actor; son of actress Linda Hamilton
  • Dalton Millsson of actor Judson Mills
  • The Dalton Ganga family of both lawmen and outlaws in the American Old West during the late 1800's
  • John DaltonEnglish Physicist called "Father of Atomic Theory"
  • Timothy DaltonBritish actor
  • Brett DaltonAmerican actor
  • Jacob DaltonAmerican artistic gymnast

Dalton in Pop Culture

  • Dalton Russellcharacter in the 2006 film "Inside Man"
  • Daltona minor character in The Hunger Games series
  • Dalton Madigana minor character in The Looking Glass Wars series
  • Daltonminor character on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Daltonnon,playable main character in video game Chrono Trigger
  • Daltoncharacter in anime "One Piece"
  • Dalton Lambertcharacter from the film "Insidious"
  • James Dalton (known as Dalton)character in the 1989 movie "Road House"
  • The Dalton Schoola prestigious private school in New York City
  • Dalton Academya private all,boys school on the television show "Glee"