What does Leighton mean?
Leighton [leighton] as a boys' name is pronounced LAY-ton. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Leighton is "meadow settlement". Place name used as a first name since the 19th century. Artist Frederick Leighton.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Leighton Stetson (L.S.), ..
How popular is Leighton?
Leighton is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3933 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Leighton was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #859 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Leighton (#859 from recent data) are Layton (#544 from recent data) and Leyton (#1440). These forms of Leighton are at the peak of their popularity presently (average #947). Layton and Leighton are two of the more trendy boy names among these.
Leighton▲ is alike in pronunciation to Laughton, Litton and Loughton. Other recommended names are Ashton, Bellton, Bergeron, Berton, Brighton, Briton, Chilton, Clifton▼, Creighton, Crichton, Deion▼, Delton, Deston, Felton, Fenton, Gershon, Hilton▼, Houghton, Jeston, Keaton▲, Keeton, Kellton, Kelton, Kingston▲, Langsdon (see Langston), Langston▲, Langton, Laughlin, Ledon, Leedon, Leeron, Legate, Leggett, Leggitt, Lehman, Leigh, Leighland, Leith, Leron, Leshawn, Levon, Lindon, Linton, Lintonn (see Linton), Lion, Liron, Litten, Littonn (see Litton), Livingston, Loughlin, Meirion, Neillson (see Nelson), Neilson, Newton▼, Quinton, Remington▲, Renton, Rexton, Seaton, Seeton, Seton, Sexton, Shipton, Swinton, Teyton, Triston▼, Triton, Vinton, Welton, Wilton▼, Winston▲ and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leighton.See names in meaning and etymology.