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What does Payton mean?

Payton /pay-ton/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Payton) is pronounced PAYT-en. It is of Irish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Payton is "noble; patrician". Variant of Patrick.


Payton has 1 variant: Peyton.

Payton has 1 masculine form: Peyton.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Paytonnia, Peton, ..

(male) Paylo, Paypen, ..

How popular is Payton?

Payton is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1440 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Payton for girls. Payton entered the list in 1992 and reached its top rank of #79 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is presently at #134. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Payton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Payton outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Payton and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Payton (#134 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Patrick and Peyton (#56 from current records). These forms of Payton were favored a decade ago (average #708) and are somewhat less common today (#730, 27.8%). Peyton is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Payton, Patrick, Peyton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Payton, Peyton outside U.S.

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Recommended names are Adyson, Affton, Afton, Alyson, Ashton, Aston, Briton, Bryton, Camron, Cardon, Carmon, Caron, Carron, Carson, Carylon, Cason, Dannon, Darion, Daron, Fallon, Farron, Jazmon, Kamron, Kamyron, Karon, Karson, Kason, Larson, Macon, Madyson, Maison, Manon, Marion, Marjon, Marlon, Maryon, Mason, Nanon, Pagan, Pat, Patch, Patsy, Patte, Pattee, Pattey, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Paxten, Paxton, Payge, Payne, Shyvon and Tarlton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Payton.