Meaning and name origin
Peyton \pe(y)-ton\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 information, see also the related boy name Tayton.
Peyton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3749 out of 88799, Top 4%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Peyton for boys. Peyton reached its highest rank of #125 in the U.S. in 2007 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Peyton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Patrick (#153), Peyton (#210) and Payton (#644). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).