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Gender: Male Meaning of Clayton: "place with good clay" Origin of Clayton: English Clayton's Popularity in 2017: #250

The name Clayton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "place with good clay". Clayton is ranked #250 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Southern Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby Name SCRABBLE".

From the experts:

Almost fits into the wildly popular Jaden-Caden-Braden family -- but not quite; a possibility for parents who want a similar but more traditional name.

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Famous People Named Clayton

Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken, American singer-songwriter and TV personality
Clayton Moore, American actor
Clayton Morris, American TV journalist
Clayton "Clay" Buchholz, American baseball pitcher
Clayton Kershaw, American baseball pitcher
Clayton Stoner, Canadian ice hockey player
Clayton Anderson, NASA astronaut
Clayton Watson, American actor
Clayton Andrew Donaldson, English footballer
Ernest Clayton "Clay" Walker, American country music singer
Clayton Dawson "Clay" Tyson, son of folk duo Ian & Sylvia Tyson
Clayton Katt, son of actor William Katt
Jeremiah Clayton "Jeremy" Davis, ex-bassist for the band Paramore
Clayton James "Cib", singer and youtube comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Clayton

Clayton Jones, character in the TV show "Carnivale"
Clayton Andrews, character in the Danielle Steele novel "Zoya"
Clayton Harding, character in movie "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People"
Clayton Danvers, a character from the "Women of the Otherworld" Series
John Clayton aka Tarzan and his father, characters in the "Tarzan" novel
Clayton, villain in Disney's "Tarzan" movie
Clayton Newman, character in comic strip "Adam@Home"
"Michael Clayton," 2007 American drama film starring George Clooney
Clayton Gallagher, character on Shameless

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Cas Says:


I adore the name Clayton. It's elemental and warm-sounding, and rather modern at the same time.

snowsbeloved Says:


Don't really like Clayton but I like Clay.

Clayton G Says:


My name is clay and I thought every one hatedy name but I guess not people say I never mattered but now I do thx hope u get the life u want and just hope I do to if u want follow on kik to chat

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


I know a kid name Clayton. He goes by Clay though. I have always thought this was a good name. I can't explain why..... I just like it.