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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.


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 last name for both adults and children (#548 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Clayton for boys. Clayton reached its peak position of #147 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is currently at #248. (Top Baby 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. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of Clayton and corresponding names. Clay (#718 from current records), Klayton (#1583) and Claiborne are the popular variation forms of Clayton (#248 from current records). Usage of these relations of Clayton was widespread in 2000 (median #1029) and is somewhat less today (#1137, down 40%), with the form Clay falling out of fashion.

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.