What does Payton mean?
Payton \pa(y)-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.
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)
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)
A recommended similar baby name is Paxton. Like Payton, this name is not frequently used.