What does Paxton mean?
Paxton [pax-ton] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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.
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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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Paxton for boys. Paxton was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #230 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the history of the boy name Paxton and associated names. Braxton (#122 last year) is the only other popular alternative form of Paxton (#230 last year). These forms of Paxton were favored by parents in 2015 (median #176). Braxton is the clear favorite, although Paxton seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Recommended names are Barton, Caxton, Claxton, Dalton▼, Danton, Darton, Daxton▲, Dayton, Dexton, Easton▲, Eaton, Eatton, Faxon, Gaeton, Galton, Garton, Gaston, Halton, Jaxon▲, Jaxson▲, Lawton, Layton▲, Manton, Marton, Maxson, Parson, Parton, Paten, Patin, Paton, Patten, Pattin, Patton, Payton▼, Peyton, Platon, Rexton, Salton, Saxon, Saxton, Sexton, Tanton, Tayton, Walton▼ and Warton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paxton.See names in meaning and etymology.