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 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).
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).