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Dalton

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the valley town
  • #746 All Time
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How popular is the name "Dalton" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1884 6 0 6
1885 8 0 8
1889 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1893 8 0 8
1894 13 0 13
1895 11 0 11
1896 7 0 7
1897 7 0 7
1898 7 0 7
1900 16 0 16
1902 13 0 13
1903 9 0 9
1904 8 0 8
1905 11 0 11
1906 8 0 8
1907 13 0 13
1908 16 0 16
1909 15 0 15
1910 22 0 22
1911 23 0 23
1912 50 0 50
1913 61 0 61
1914 66 0 66
1915 93 0 93
1916 126 5 121
1917 113 0 113
1918 106 0 106
1919 123 0 123
1920 143 0 143
1921 147 0 147
1922 159 0 159
1923 139 0 139
1924 144 5 139
1925 177 0 177
1926 150 5 145
1927 161 0 161
1928 128 0 128
1929 136 5 131
1930 143 0 143
1931 145 0 145
1932 159 0 159
1933 143 0 143
1934 143 0 143
1935 163 5 158
1936 149 0 149
1937 140 0 140
1938 118 0 118
1939 122 0 122
1940 128 0 128
1941 139 0 139
1942 126 0 126
1943 137 0 137
1944 114 0 114
1945 104 0 104
1946 131 0 131
1947 129 0 129
1948 125 0 125
1949 118 0 118
1950 99 0 99
1951 121 0 121
1952 120 0 120
1953 96 0 96
1954 93 0 93
1955 104 0 104
1956 94 0 94
1957 98 0 98
1958 98 0 98
1959 95 0 95
1960 92 0 92
1961 74 0 74
1962 86 0 86
1963 83 0 83
1964 103 0 103
1965 55 0 55
1966 64 0 64
1967 88 0 88
1968 80 0 80
1969 108 0 108
1970 90 0 90
1971 94 0 94
1972 73 0 73
1973 69 0 69
1974 63 0 63
1975 50 0 50
1976 56 0 56
1977 77 0 77
1978 52 0 52
1979 69 0 69
1980 74 0 74
1981 88 0 88
1982 94 0 94
1983 108 0 108
1984 108 0 108
1985 129 0 129
1986 159 0 159
1987 204 5 199
1988 220 6 214
1989 407 5 402
1990 1,577 5 1,572
1991 2,365 12 2,353
1992 2,918 17 2,901
1993 3,409 16 3,393
1994 4,266 22 4,244 #85 boy name
1995 4,218 28 4,190 #87 boy name
1996 3,998 19 3,979 #99 boy name
1997 4,261 24 4,237 #90 boy name
1998 4,588 25 4,563 #88 boy name
1999 4,561 20 4,541 #85 boy name
2000 4,470 25 4,445 #91 boy name
2001 3,908 14 3,894 #98 boy name
2002 3,295 13 3,282
2003 2,865 8 2,857
2004 2,483 32 2,451
2005 2,254 0 2,254
2006 1,950 12 1,938
2007 1,845 13 1,832
2008 1,743 7 1,736
2009 1,484 11 1,473
2010 1,331 5 1,326
2011 1,267 0 1,267
2012 1,235 7 1,228
2013 1,099 5 1,094
2014 1,110 7 1,103

Want to know about the populiarty of Dalton? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77,775 babies born with the name Dalton in the United States. That's more than enough Daltons to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dalton" was in 1998 with a total of 4,563 babies. (That's a lot of baby Daltons)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dalton" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 100 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 4,561 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Dalton popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dalton" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dalton as well as things modernly associated with the name Dalton such as celebrities named Dalton.

English

Origin and Meaning of Dalton

The name "Dalton" is of English origin, and it means "From the valley town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Dalton James

Dalton James is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Dalton was born in 1971 in Sacramento, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

A is for able, for you surely are.

L is for love, everlasting.

T is for time, you give to friends.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Notlad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ndatlo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Dalton born Jun 26, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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