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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.

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


Peyton has 2 variants: Paden and Payton.

Affiliated boy name: Tayton.

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Perton, Piton, ..

(female) Peyta, Peytonta, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Peyton for boys. Peyton reached its peak rank of #125 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #210. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 recent rankings), Payton (#644), Tayton and Paden are the prominent related forms of Peyton (#210 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 (#1001, 59%), 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.