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What does Peyton mean?

Peyton Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, fighter (warrior), estate (home).


Peyton has 2 variants: Paden and Payton.

Affiliated boy name: Tayton.

6 more different relations via Patrick, Patton: Paten, Patin, Paton, Patten, Pattin and Patton.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Peyton name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Peyton, Paden, Patrick, Payton, Tayton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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