What does Layton mean?
Layton /lay-ton/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Layton is "meadow settlement". Layton is an alternate spelling of Leighton (Old English). Lauten is a common last name.
Layton▲ has 1 variant: Leyton.Kreatif forms: Leton, Lowton, Lyton. [more]
How popular is Layton?
Layton is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1746 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Layton for boys. Layton was first listed in 2001 and reached its peak position of #612 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #643. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent related form of Layton (#643 last year) rated in the Top 1000 is Leighton (#893 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 2014 (usage of 0.232%). Layton (#643) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Layton and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)