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What does Leighton mean?

Leighton Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, meadow, 19th century.


Leighton has 2 variants: Layton and Leyton.

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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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leighton name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leighton, Layton, Leyton 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, 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.

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