What does Paxton mean?
Place name that may also derive from the Latin "pax", meaning "peace", and the Old English "tun", meaning "settlement". Poecc was an Old English name whose meaning has been lost. Actors Paxton Whitehead, Bill Paxton.
How popular is Paxton?
Paxton is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3019 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Paxton for boys. Paxton was first listed in 1997 and reached its peak rank of #242 in the U.S. in 2012, and is presently at #260. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Paxton and associated names. Braxton (#121 2 years ago) is the only other popular alternative form of Paxton (#260 2 years ago). These forms of Paxton were favored by parents in 2012 (average #183) and are almost as popular today (#190, 0.9% less). Braxton is the clear favorite, although Paxton seems to be becoming a favorite too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)