What does Peyton mean?
Peyton [pey-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. Football players Walter Payton, Peyton Manning; basketball player Gary %3.
Affiliated boy name: Tayton.Creative forms:
(male) Perton, Piton, ..
(female) Peyony, Peyta, .. Middle name pairings:
Peyton Canaan (P.C.), ..
How popular is Peyton?
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)
Peyton reached its peak rank of #125 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #260. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Patrick (#164 in recent rankings), Payton (#693), Tayton and Paden are the prominent related forms of Peyton (#260 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Paten, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Peyton reached its apex in the year 1991 (average #1084) and is now much diminished (#1023, ▼65%), with versions such as Payton becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Belton, Benton▲, Berton, Beyron, Dayton, Delton, Deston, Dexton, Deyon, Eyton, Felton, Fenton, Jeston, Keaton▲, Keeton, Kelton, Kenton, Layton▲, Leyton, Merton▼, Newton▼, Parton, Paxton▲, Person, Platon, Preston, Renton, Rexton, Seaton, Seeton, Sefton, Seton, Sexton, Teytan, Teyten, Teytin, Teyton, Welton and Weston▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Peyton.See names in meaning and etymology.