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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.


Peyton has 2 variants: Paden and 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Peyton name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pat, Patricia, Patrick, Patsy, Payton, Peyton, Pink in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Padraig, Patrick, Patrik, Patryk outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Leyton and Teyton. Like Peyton, these names are not commonly used.