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Meaning and name origin

Paxton \pax-ton\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Paxton), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Paxton is "Poecc's settlement". 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.


Paxton has 4 variant forms: Packston, Paxon, Paxten and Paxtun.

For more information, see also related boy names Braxton and Buxton.


Paxton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2467 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Paxton for boys. Paxton reached its highest rank of #242 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Paxton name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Paxton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Braxton (#121) and Paxton (#260). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Braxton, Paxton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Caxton, Daxton, Parton, Paton, Patton, Payton and Saxton. Like Paxton, these names are not commonly used.