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What does Paxton mean?

Paxton Pronunciation of Paxton as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Paxton) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Paxton is "Poecc's settlement". Place name that may also derive from the Latin "pax", meaning "peace", and the Old English "tun", meaning "settlement". Poecc was an Old English name whose meaning has been lost. Actors Paxton Whitehead, Bill Paxton.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, peace, old


VARIANTS Packston, Paxon, Paxten, Paxtun

SEE ALSO Braxton, Buxton



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How popular is Paxton?

Paxton is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3019 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Paxton was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #203 in the U.S. in 2016, and is presently at #221. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Braxton (#130 LAST YEAR) is the only other popular alternative form of Paxton (#221). These forms of Paxton were favored by parents 1 year ago (MEDIAN #163) and have remained as popular to this day (#175, 8.7% LESS USAGE). Braxton is the clear favorite, although Paxton seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paxton, Braxton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Barton, Caxton, Claxton, Dalton, Danton, Darton, Daxton, Dayton, Dexton, Easton, Eaton, Eatton, Faxon, Gaeton, Galton, Garton, Gaston, Halton, Jaxon, Jaxson, Lawton, Layton, Manton, Marton, Maxson, Parson, Parton, Paten, Patin, Paton, Patten, Pattin, Patton, Payton, Peyton, Platon, Rexton, Salton, Saxon, Saxton, Sexton, Tanton, Tayton, Walton and Warton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paxton.

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