Dayton

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A city in southwest Ohio; manufacturing center
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A community in Nova Scotia.
  3. A town in Alabama.
  4. A city in Idaho.
  5. A town in Indiana.
  6. A city in Iowa
  7. A city in Kentucky.
  8. A town in Maine
  9. A city in Minnesota
  10. A town in New York
  11. A city in Ohio, United States
  12. A city in Tennessee
  13. A city in Texas
  14. A town in Virginia
  15. A city in Washington
  16. A town in Wyoming
  17. An English surname, variant of Deighton
  18. Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824), an early American politician

Notable Persons Named Dayton

Dayton Callie is an actor and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1984. Dayton was born in 1946.

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Dayton was born on September 30th, 1953 in United States. Dayton is also known as The Molalla Forest Killer.

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Dayton Moore is a general manager (baseball) and general manager. Dayton was born on February 17th, 1967 in Wichita, Kansas.

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Bones Howe is a record producer and audio engineer. His career lasted from 1956 to 2000. Bones was given the name Dayton Burr Howe on March 18th, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Dayton Allen was a comedian/voice actor, comedian, and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to 1985. Dayton was given the name Dayton Allen Bolke on September 24th, 1919 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 2004.

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Dayton C. Miller was a scientist in the field of physicist. Dayton was born on March 13th, 1866 in Strongsville, Ohio. He passed away on February 22nd, 1941.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dayton

Mark Dayton is a 15th Auditor of Minnesota. Mark was born on January 26th, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

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Kelli Ali is a folk music, psychedelic folk, electronica, dream pop, and trip hop musician. She plays Human voice and Guitar. Her ongoing career started in 1990. Kelli was given the name Kelli Dayton on June 30th, 1974 in Birmingham, England.

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George Dayton was an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. George was given the name George Draper Dayton on March 6th, 1857 in Clifton Springs, New York. He passed away on February 18th, 1938.

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Jonathan Dayton was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Jonathan was born on October 16th, 1760 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on October 9th, 1824.

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June Dayton was an actress. Her career lasted from 1951 to 1951. June was given the name Mary June Wetzel on August 24th, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. She died on June 13th, 1994.

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William L. Dayton was a 21st Attorney General of New Jersey, and United States Ambassador to France. William was born on February 17th, 1807 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on December 1st, 1864.

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How popular is the baby name Dayton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1882 7 0 7
1885 9 0 9
1886 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1888 7 0 7
1890 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 6 0 6
1893 8 0 8
1894 13 0 13
1895 10 0 10
1896 7 0 7
1897 5 0 5
1898 9 0 9
1899 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1901 6 0 6
1904 9 0 9
1905 7 0 7
1907 10 0 10
1908 8 0 8
1909 7 0 7
1910 15 0 15
1911 13 0 13
1912 21 0 21
1913 42 0 42
1914 49 0 49
1915 71 0 71
1916 65 0 65
1917 69 0 69
1918 85 0 85
1919 88 0 88
1920 86 0 86
1921 76 0 76
1922 77 0 77
1923 86 0 86
1924 81 0 81
1925 90 0 90
1926 69 0 69
1927 72 0 72
1928 60 0 60
1929 59 0 59
1930 57 0 57
1931 67 0 67
1932 72 0 72
1933 62 0 62
1934 51 0 51
1935 58 0 58
1936 60 0 60
1937 62 0 62
1938 48 0 48
1939 72 0 72
1940 44 0 44
1941 49 0 49
1942 56 0 56
1943 59 0 59
1944 49 0 49
1945 50 0 50
1946 47 0 47
1947 56 0 56
1948 54 0 54
1949 46 0 46
1950 41 0 41
1951 52 0 52
1952 57 0 57
1953 55 0 55
1954 33 0 33
1955 43 0 43
1956 45 0 45
1957 40 0 40
1958 47 0 47
1959 40 0 40
1960 41 0 41
1961 30 0 30
1962 28 0 28
1963 29 0 29
1964 36 0 36
1965 40 0 40
1966 36 0 36
1967 37 0 37
1968 32 0 32
1969 30 0 30
1970 36 0 36
1971 47 0 47
1972 37 0 37
1973 32 0 32
1974 50 0 50
1975 32 0 32
1976 32 0 32
1977 34 0 34
1978 42 0 42
1979 44 0 44
1980 53 0 53
1981 55 0 55
1982 43 0 43
1983 51 0 51
1984 49 0 49
1985 58 0 58
1986 71 0 71
1987 54 0 54
1988 76 0 76
1989 81 0 81
1990 137 0 137
1991 118 5 113
1992 130 9 121
1993 167 11 156
1994 211 16 195
1995 237 13 224
1996 292 14 278
1997 293 14 279
1998 365 12 353
1999 381 25 356
2000 396 25 371
2001 476 24 452
2002 491 28 463
2003 507 21 486
2004 506 23 483
2005 475 19 456
2006 495 27 468
2007 530 15 515
2008 599 31 568
2009 544 27 517
2010 441 14 427
2011 414 20 394
2012 437 16 421
2013 365 27 338
2014 369 17 352
2015 328 17 311
2016 266 22 244
2017 271 10 261

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Popularity of Dayton as a first name

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Popularity of Dayton as a last name

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Common last names for Dayton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Robinson
  • Davis
  • Clark
  • Evans
  • White
  • Pierce

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dayton U.S.
  White 91.78% 64.26%
  African American 2.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dayton

People with the last name Dayton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dayton

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  • How Popular is the name Dayton? Dayton is the 2,029th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dayton was the 4,173rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dayton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,582 babies born with the first name Dayton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dayton to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dayton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Dayton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dayton is Tuesday, April 4th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Dayton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dayton was in 2008 with a total of 568 babies.
  • Random Dayton Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dayton is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Dayton: Your name in reverse order is Notyad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dtayon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dayton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,494 people with the last name Dayton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dayton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Dayton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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