LAY-ton; LEE-ton
"meadow town"

Leighton Origin and Meaning

The name Leighton is a girl's name of English origin meaning "meadow town".

One of those names that's suddenly on the map because of a celebrity's influence, Leighton Meester of the TV show Gossip Girl. She pronounces it LAY-ton but some will intuitively say LEE-ton.

# 357 in the US

Leighton Rank in US Top 1000

# 905 on Nameberry

Leighton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Leighton Popularity

Famous People Named Leighton

  • Leighton Marissa MeesterAmerican actress
  • Leighton Maltby (b. 2008)daughter of ice hockey player Kirk Maltby; twin brother Landon

Leighton in Pop Culture

  • Leightonseveral towns in England