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Leighton 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 has 2 variant forms: Layton and Leyton.
Leighton is also pronounced similarly to Laughton and Loughton.
Popularity of 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) (2000 U.S. Census).
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