Peyton Name Meaning

One of the 2000s hottest picks, little Peyton has more than enough fashion to go around. She fits in a number of the top trends and is sure to keep parents coming back for more with her widespread appeal.

A unisex name that has almost entirely gone towards the girls’ side, Peyton fits in with her sisters Riley and Avery. Also a surname find, she works well beside Madison and Harper as well. Peyton has a leg up on the competition when it comes to popularity, however, as she doesn’t feel overused even when combined with her alternative spelling Payton.

Peyton takes her no-frills feel to heart, shunning the cutesy trend to remain a spirited pick with a wild side. She’s not one for tea parties and crumpets, preferring to let loose on the playground with her endless energy. Little Peyton is also free of nicknames to the delight of many parents.

While Peyton does have an independent nature, that doesn’t mean she lacks polish. With her surname vibes, she maintains a prim feel and isn’t one to fall victim to feeling immature. She’s adorable on a little girl and can age well, though her recent upswing in popularity will make timestamping her easier than most names.

Infographic of Peyton name meaning, which is Peyton is a surname meaning from Pacca's town
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Peyton Name Popularity

How popular is the name Peyton? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 2,566 5 0.0004%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 3,176 5 0.0003%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 2,313 11 0.0007%
1985 3,207 5 0.0003%
1986 2,321 12 0.0008%
1987 2,629 9 0.0006%
1988 2,350 14 0.0009%
1989 3,011 7 0.0004%
1990 2,014 27 0.0016%
1991 1,957 29 0.0018%
1992 587 349 0.0219%
1993 402 583 0.0374%
1994 424 557 0.0363%
1995 432 562 0.0373%
1996 257 1,078 0.072%
1997 229 1,281 0.0866%
1998 218 1,390 0.0929%
1999 235 1,335 0.0891%
2000 168 1,946 0.1274%
2001 174 1,862 0.1236%
2002 189 1,683 0.1123%
2003 194 1,678 0.1103%
2004 134 2,381 0.1562%
2005 131 2,453 0.1604%
2006 138 2,529 0.1615%
2007 123 2,767 0.1754%
2008 59 4,731 0.3061%
2009 42 5,311 0.3553%
2010 51 4,968 0.3447%
2011 53 4,674 0.3281%
2012 53 4,468 0.3135%
2013 51 4,564 0.3206%
2014 56 4,446 0.3052%
2015 72 3,898 0.2679%
2016 81 3,494 0.2423%
2017 89 3,244 0.2324%
2018 100 2,896 0.2108%
2019 97 2,840 0.2098%

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Names Like Peyton

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What names are variants of Peyton?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Peyton.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Payton

From Pacca's town

English


What names sound like Peyton?

If you like how Peyton sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Peyton.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Braelyn
Paisley

Church

Scottish

Piper

Pipe player

English

Raelynn

Beam of light

American


What names are similar to Peyton?

Find a name that’s like Peyton, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addison

Son of Adam

English

Aubree

Elf ruler

English

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Emerson

English

Everly

From the boar meadow

English

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Harper

Harp Player

English

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Taylor

Tailor

English


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Siblings of Peyton

Mamas with kids named Peyton also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Hayden

Hay valley

English

Aislin
Monroe

From the Hill

Irish

3 Comments

  1. We chose Peyton Jo for our second born little girl. She is SO our Peyton Jo! Farm girl through and through with a heart of gold. Strawberry blonde hair that dries with those lose corkscrew curls…and to top it off, the most subtle and sweet freckles!!

  2. I just fell in love with the name Peyton when I first found out I was pregnant and it never changed.

  3. Thought of it while I was in labor my mother helped me.


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