Meaning and Name Origin
Peyton \pe(y)-ton\ as a name for girls (also used less widely as boys' name Peyton). Peyton's name origin is Irish. Peyton is a derivative of Payton (Irish): variant of Patrick. Very common choice for a given name. A name used for both sexes.
Peyton is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#3749 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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 the girl name 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 2009 and is now much lower. Payton (#134) and Peyton (#56) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)