What does Peyton mean?
Peyton /pey-ton/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls (also used less widely as boys' name Peyton). Peyton's name origins are Irish and Latin, and the name Peyton means "noble; patrician". Peyton is a version of Payton (Irish, Latin): form of Patrick. Compare last name Petton.
How popular is Peyton?
Peyton is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#3344 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Peyton for girls. Peyton entered the list in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #42 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #56 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Peyton and corresponding names. The only other prominent varying form of Peyton (#56 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 is Payton (#134 in 2014). Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2009 (usage of 0.937%) and is now much lower (usage 0.905%, down 3.4%). Payton (#134) and Peyton (#56) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)