Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DAY-tən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was derived from places named Deighton, meaning "ditch town" in Old English. Dayton is also the name of a city in Ohio. As a given name, it gained a bit of popularity in the 1990s, probably because it shares a similar sound with names such as Peyton and Clayton.


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Entry updated January 21, 2022