Meaning and Name Origin
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.
Leighton is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3895 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leighton and associated names. 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. Layton (#643) is the most trendy boy name among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)