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Pronounced Pron. day-TON-ə, DAY-t(ə)n-ə?
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Contributor Contrib.august on 11/4/2007
Last Editor EditorSeaHorse15 on 11/13/2012
Possibly from the name of Daytona Beach, a coastal city in northeastern Florida (U.S.), which was founded in 1870 by Mathias Day, Jr. It could also be thought of as a feminine variant of Dayton.