Meaning and name origin
Leighton \le(i)-gh-ton\ as a boy's 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.
Leighton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3895 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leighton for boys. Leighton reached its highest rank of #893 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leighton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Layton (#643) and Leighton (#893). (2014 statistics).