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The surname DAYTON is a variation of DEIGHTON, derived from the Danish, and originally meant the enclosure of the farm surrounded by the dike. The dike was usually used for the purpose of defense.
seandayton  4/28/2005
This is a city in Ohio.
wiswina  5/27/2005
Dayton isn't too bad of a boys name.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2006
Dayton is a farming town in Minnesota (by champlin, maple grove, etc.) in the Twin Cities area.
jattie  6/16/2007
This is the name of a city in Texas!
joanie2007  7/30/2007
I researched this name quite a bit before I gave it to my son. And all the origins I found stated that it means Illuminated Town (Day Town)/Illuminated One or David's Town. Never heard of a ditch town. I like it because it's original and unusual for a name.
mamapunkerdoo  3/5/2008
This is a town in Michigan.
kazoopilot  11/17/2009
Sounds like "Dating"

What a ridiculous name! I don't know why anyone, besides a moron, would name a child "Dayton".
― Anonymous User  6/15/2016
I agree with you. Naming boys Dayton is like child abuse. Same as naming a girl Areola. They will always be targets of exclusion and exploitation.
anomous  7/21/2016
The name Dayton was given to 242 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017

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