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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.


Leighton has 2 variants: Layton and Leyton.

Kreatif forms: Leightonlu, Leightonny, Luleighton. [more]

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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)

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 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.

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

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

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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.