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Gender: F Pronunciation: LAY-ton; LEE-ton Meaning of Leighton: "meadow town" Origin of Leighton: English Leighton's Popularity in 2016: #429

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

Famous People Named Leighton

Leighton Marissa Meester, American actress
Leighton Maltby (b. 2008), daughter of ice hockey player Kirk Maltby; twin brother Landon

Pop Culture References for the name Leighton

Leighton, several towns in England