English, variation of Deighton
"place with a dike"

Dayton Origin and Meaning

The name Dayton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "place with a dike".

If Dayton, like Trenton and Camden, is finding favor with parents, it's more because of its popular two-syllable surname feel and -on ending than the industrial city in Ohio.

# 973 in the US

Dayton Rank in US Top 1000

Dayton Popularity

Famous People Named Dayton

  • Dayton AllenAmerican comedian and actor
  • Dayton LummisAmerican actor
  • Penn Dayton BadgleyAmerican actor
  • (David) Dayton Brown (b. 2000)born David Preston Jessop, Jr., son of reality TV personalities Robyn and Kody Brown ("Sister Wives")
  • Dayton Cash (b. 2013)son of Courtney Ames of TV's "16 and Pregnant"

Dayton in Pop Culture

  • DaytonOhio, USA
  • Dayton'sformer department store chain in the Midwestern U.S.