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Clayton

What does Clayton mean?

Clayton Pronunciation of Clayton [clay-ton] 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.

Associated with: old english, clay (earth), surname.

Variations

Clayton has 5 variants: Claiborne, Clay, Clayborne, Clayburn and Klayton.

Creative forms:
(male) Cluton, Culton, ..

(female) Claytona, Claytoni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clayton Demari (C.D.), ..

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. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Clayton for boys. Clayton reached its peak rank of #147 in the U.S. in 1997, and is presently at #248. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clayton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clayton outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the ranking of Clayton and corresponding names. Clay (#718 from current records), Klayton (#1583) and Claiborne are the prominent related forms of Clayton (#248 from current records). These forms of Clayton were favored as birth names 15 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.1%, down 40%), with the form Clay going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clayton, Claiborne, Clay, Klayton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clayton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allston, Alston, Alton, Blanton, Branton, Braydon, Cadon, Camdon, Cannon, Canon, Canyon, Cardon, Caron, Carston, Castor, Cato, Caxton, Cayden, Caydon, Cayto, Charlton, Chayan, Chayo, Chelton, Cheston, Chilton, Claron, Clarons (see Clarence), Claronz, Claudan, Claudon (see Claude), Claxton, Clayborn, Clayre, Cleanto (see Cleanth), Cletos, Clevon, Cleytus, Clifton, Clinton, Clyfton (see Clifton), Coleton, Collton, Colston, Colton, Corydon, Cranston, Crayton, Crofton, Croydon, D'anton, Daylon, Dayton, Easton, Ellton, Elton, Eyton, Garton, Glenton, Grayton, Jayson, Jayvon, Layton, Leyton, Marton, Paxton, Payton, Peyton, Platon, Raydon, Raymon, Shaylon, Tayton, Waylon and Wharton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clayton.

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