Dalton Name Meaning & Origin

Dalton

Pronunciation: DAHL-tuhn (key)

Dalton is one of the old-time surnames, part of the staid, pipe-smoking world of Palmer, Truman, and Winston. But while the others were still out puffing in the parlor, Dalton came out of nowhere to become a modern hit. In New York and surrounding areas Dalton is known as an exclusive prep school, and seldom used as a name.

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Meanings and history of the name Dalton

Meaning: From a farm in the dale

Origin: English

Famous real-life people named Dalton

Dalton Trumbo, American screenwriter and novelist.
Dalton Conley, American sociologist
Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Canada
Dalton Alan Munaretto, Brazilian footballer
Timothy Dalton, British actor.
Darren "Dutch" Dalton - MLB catcher
John Dalton, English physicist who pioneered the atomic theory
Dalton Rappattoni, American Idol 2016

Dalton in song, story & screen

Patrick Swayze played a character named Dalton in the movie Roadhouse.
Dalton Lambert is a character in the horror film Insidious.
Dalton Academy is a school in the FOX show Glee.
Dalton Crespin is a character on the Fox Show Bob’s Burgers.

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