What does Peyton mean?
Peyton \pe(y)-ton\ as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Peyton) is pronounced PAY-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Peyton is "fighter's estate". Place name. Possibly related to Patrick or Patton. Paden is a Scottish variant. Football players Walter Payton, Peyton Manning; basketball player Gary Payton.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Tayton.
Peyton▲ has 28 more different forms via Patrick, Patton: Packey, Paddey, Paddie, Paddy, Padhraig, Padraic, Padraig, Padric, Pat▼, Paten, Patin, Paton, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patricia▼, Patricio, Patrik, Patrizio, Patrizius, Patryk, Pats, Patsy▼, Patten, Pattin, Patton, Patty and Pink▼.
Peyton is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#3749 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Peyton for boys. Peyton was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #125 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #210. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Peyton and corresponding names. Patrick (#153 in 2014), Payton (#644), Pink, Patsy, Patrik, Pat, Patricia, Padraig and Patryk are the prominent related forms of Peyton (#210 in 2014). Adoption of this boy name reached its apex in the year 2000 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Payton, Pink, Patsy, Patricia and Pat becoming somewhat dated. Peyton (#210) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)