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What does Payton mean?

Payton /pay-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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: Paytonnia, Paytonny, Peoton. [more]

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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 popularity of the girl name Payton and corresponding names. The only other popular variation form of Payton (#134 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 is Peyton (#56 the previous year). These girl names reached the top of their popularity in 2009 (usage of 0.937%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.905%, down 3.4%). Payton (#134) and Peyton (#56) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Payton, Peyton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Paxton. Like Payton, this name is not frequently used.