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Pronunciation

dɔltən

Origin

English

Meaning

This is a noble Old English name that means ‘valley town’. It does however havea modern scientific story to it, because it was an English gentleman called Dalton who in the 18th century theorized about the existence of atoms, launching science as we know it! A sturdy little name with a firm sound and old roots, and unusual enough to be very special.

Rank in the year 2015

Dalton was ranked #635 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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