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.
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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Leighton for boys. Leighton was first listed in 2010 and reached its top rank of #893 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
The only other prominent related form of Leighton (#893 from recent data) is Layton (#643 from recent data). These forms of Leighton are at the peak of their popularity presently (average #768). Layton is the most trendy boy name among these.
Thinking of names?
Leighton is alike in pronunciation to Laughton, Litton and Loughton. Other recommended similar baby 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, Langston▲, Langton, Laughlin, Ledon, Leedon, Leeron, Legate, Leggett, Leggitt, Lehman, Leigh, Leighland, Leith, Leron, Leshawn, Levon, Lindon, Linton, Lintonn, Lion, Liron, Litten, Littonn, Livingston, Loughlin, Meirion, Neillson, 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.