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What does Clayton mean?

Clayton \c-lay-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.


Variations

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

Clayton has 1 more alternative form via Clay: Klay.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clayton name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clay, Clayton in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Claudon, Claxton and Crayton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clayton.

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