Gender: Male Meaning of Dalton: "the settlement in the valley" Origin of Dalton: English Dalton's Popularity in 2019: #446

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."

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Rank in US: #446

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newdreadful Says:


I knew someone named Dalton. We called him Dolphin.

TechnoKitten Says:


I love it,so pretty!

headintheclouds Says:


Dalton does give off a very preppy and buttoned-up image. I really like Dalton; it just sounds very smooth to my ears. It rolls off the tongue and makes me think of a smooth rounded stone in a brook.

MarisaRath Says:


This is my sons name, and I'm laughing at the below statement Dolphin. That's what my oldest son used to call Dalton. But it didn't last that long. When I named him 14 years ago I was not aware that it was trending big time in iur area.

autumnreverie Says:


I babysat a boy whose brother was named this and he couldn't pronounce it. He was known as "Dolphin.''

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Very handsome!