What does Clayton mean?
Clayton /clay-ton/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced KLAYT-'en. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Clayton is "clay settlement". Place name and surname derived from Clay.
Clayton has 1 more alternative form via Clay: Klay.Kreatif forms: Claycon, Claytonne, Cluton. [more]
How popular is Clayton?
Clayton is a very prominent first name for men (#253 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#548 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Clayton for boys. Clayton reached its peak rank of #147 in the U.S. in 1997, and is presently at #271. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Clayton and corresponding names. Clay (#842 the previous year) is the only other prominent related form of Clayton (#271 the previous year). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 1995 (usage of 0.7525%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4435%, down 41.1%), with the form Clay becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)