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What does Leighton mean?

Leighton \le(i)-gh-ton\ 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.


Variations

Leighton has 2 variants: Layton and Leyton.


Popularity

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. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Leighton for boys. Leighton was first listed in 2010 and reached its top rank of #893 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leighton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leighton outside U.S.

The only other prominent related form of Leighton (#893 last year) is Layton (#643 last year). These boy names are at the peak of their popularity presently (usage of 0.232%). Layton (#643) is the most trendy boy name among these. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leighton and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Layton, Leighton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leighton and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Leighton is alike in pronunciation to Laughton and Loughton. Like Leighton, these names are not frequently used.

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