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 information, 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 (#3344 out of 150436, Top 2%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in the year 2000 (usage of 0.253%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1993%, down 21.2%), with the versions Payton, Patricia, Pat, Patsy and Pink becoming somewhat dated. Peyton (#210) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)