Given Name DALTON

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DAWL-tən  [details]

Meaning & History

From an English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "valley town" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was John Dalton (1766-1844), the English chemist and physicist who theorized about the existence of atoms.


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Entry updated October 11, 2012