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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.

Associated with: old english, peace.


Paxton has 4 variants: Packston, Paxon, Paxten and Paxtun.

Affiliated boy names: Braxton and Buxton.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Paxtonne, Paxtonney, ..

(female) Paxtonne, Paxtonnia, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Paxton for boys. Paxton was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #242 in the U.S. in 2012, and is presently at #260. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paxton name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the boy name Paxton and associated names. Braxton (#121 last year) is the only other popular alternative form of Paxton (#260 last year). These forms of Paxton were favored by parents in 2014 (median #190). Braxton is the clear favorite, although Paxton seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paxton, Braxton in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.