"fighting-man's estate"

Peyton Origin and Meaning

The name Peyton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fighting-man's estate".

Peyton is the most-used spelling of this popular name, thanks to football star Peyton Manning. It rose to fame in the 90s and was solidly - or statistically - unisex in the early 2000s, however, the 2010s saw it shift to a more feminine leaning option. Nevertheless, with its surname-style and gentle sounds, Peyton could still fit in with the likes of Grayson, Everett, and Cameron.

Derived from an English place name, Peyton means "Pæga's town" or "fighting man's estate", though other sources associate it with Patton and Patrick, giving it the meaning "nobleman's town". Given to a not-insubstantial 500 boys each year, Peyton ranked at 604 in the US charts in 2023.

Besides Peyton Manning, there are a number of other sport stars with the name, including footballers Peyton Hillis, Peyton Thompson, and Peyton Siva. Actors Peyton Meyer and Peyton Clark are other notable bearers, while historically, the name was borne by Founding Father, Peyton Randolph.

# 605 in the US

Peyton Rank in US Top 1000

# 2088 on Nameberry

Peyton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Peyton Popularity

Famous People Named Peyton

  • Peyton Williams ManningAmerican NFL football player
  • Peyton Derek HillisAmerican NFL football player
  • Peyton Bryce ThompsonAmerican NFL football player
  • Peyton RandolphAmerican Founding Father; president of the Continental Congress
  • (Hobart) Peyton YoungAmerican game theorist
  • Peyton ClarkAmerican actor
  • Peyton MeyerAmerican actor
  • Peyton Conway Marchformer U.S. Army Chief of Staff
  • Peyton Robert SivaAmerican basketball player
  • (Francis) Peyton RousAmerican physician; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Peyton ReedAmerican television and film director
  • Peyton Daniel Rewis (b. 2013)son of Summer and Daniel Rewis of "16 and Pregnant"

Peyton in Pop Culture

  • Peyton Westlake aka Darkmancharacter in the Darkman film series
  • Peyton Farquharcharacter in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
  • Peyton Rittercharacter on TV series "The X,Files"
  • Peyton Leverettcharacter in TV movie "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure"
  • Peytoncharacter on animated series "Chaotic"