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Gender: Male Meaning of Peyton: "fighting-man's estate" Origin of Peyton: English Peyton's Popularity in 2017: #340

The name Peyton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fighting-man's estate". Peyton is ranked #340 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

From the experts:

Peyton is the most-used spelling of this popular name, thanks to football star Peyton Manning, but it's playing increasingly for the girls' team. The Manning family excels in all-star names, with brothers Eli and Cooper and dad Archie.

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Famous People Named Peyton

Peyton Williams Manning, American NFL football player
Peyton Derek Hillis, American NFL football player
Peyton Bryce Thompson, American NFL football player
Peyton Randolph, American Founding Father; president of the Continental Congress
(Hobart) Peyton Young, American game theorist
Peyton Clark, American actor
Peyton Meyer, American actor
Peyton Conway March, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff
Peyton Robert Siva, American basketball player
(Francis) Peyton Rous, American physician; winner of the Nobel Prize
Peyton Reed, American television and film director
Peyton Daniel Rewis (b. 2013), son of Summer and Daniel Rewis of "16 and Pregnant"

Pop Culture References for the name Peyton

Peyton Westlake aka Darkman, character in the Darkman film series
Peyton Farquhar, character in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
Peyton Ritter, character on TV series "The X-Files"
Peyton Leverett, character in TV movie "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure"
Peyton, character on animated series "Chaotic"

Peytonn, Peython, Peyten, Peyt, Payton


Heather Ann Says:


We named our firstborn Peyton in 2011... We felt it was a great name for a boy that was both masculine but down to earth. Honestly, I cringe hearing someone call a little girl Peyton/Payton as I feel it is more suitable for a boy more than it is a unisex name but anymore it seems so many names are versatile and used either way. Personally, I've met more girls with the name than boys... but luckily they spell it with an "A." -- Just my opinion anyway

Tisiphone Says:


My grandfather's name and a family name that's been used for male relatives lot over the generations. Absolutely don't get it as a girl's name....

ThistleThorn Says:


Sounds too much like Satan.

raevynstar Says:


Cute name. BOY'S ONLY! I mean, I wouldn't be mad if I met a girl Peyton, because I know it's really popular that way, but....

Guest Says:


Another worthy namesake is the Nobel Prize-winning scientist (Francis) Peyton Rous which can be a namesake for both boys and girls. But I like Leighton more.

StasMarie Says:


This is my nephew's name. I really hope he never happens on this site to see that someone thinks his name is ugly. It's a wonderful name.

lesliemarion Says:


I get the football association, but I still think of Peyton Place and find the "pey" syllable ugly.