"fighting man's estate"

Payton Origin and Meaning

The name Payton is a girl's name of English origin meaning "fighting man's estate".

Originally popularized by football stay Peyton Manning, Peyton and Payton are now used much more often for baby girls. While the Peyton spelling is given to about five times as many girls as boys, the Payton version leans even more heavily toward the female side, with about 1000 girls named Payton to 100 boys in the most recent year counted.

Looking at the numbers another way, the Peyton spelling is more than twice as popular for baby girls as Payton, though both are very widely-used in the US.

# 310 in the US

Payton Rank in US Top 1000

# 1182 on Nameberry

Payton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Payton Popularity

Famous People Named Payton

  • Payton AckermanAmerican dancer and reality TV personality
  • Payton LeighAmerican adult film actress
  • Payton Spraguedaughter of baseball player Ed Sprague, Jr.
  • Payton Tynerdaughter of baseball player Jason Tyner
  • Payton Marie Kunitz (b. 2011)daughter of ice hockey player Chris Kunitz
  • Payton June Barinholtz (b. 2016)daughter of actor Ike Barinholtz

Payton in Pop Culture

  • Payton Perottacharacter from TV series "Bones"