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What does Clayton mean?

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


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

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

(female) Claytona, Claytoni, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #271. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 from current records), Klayton (#1973) and Claiborne are the prominent related forms of Clayton (#271 from current records). These forms of Clayton were favored as birth names 14 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.1%, down 47%), with forms such as Clayton 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.