Gender: Female Meaning of Peyton: "fighting-man's estate" Origin of Peyton: English Peyton's Popularity in 2019: #98

Peyton Origin and Meaning

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

Peyton is a unisex surname that's not only survived but continues to grow in popularity because of its rich southern-accented softness combined with the pre-Desperate Housewives naughtiness of Peyton Place. In recent years, more boys have been named Peyton thanks to football star Peyton Manning, but the projected film of William Styron's Lie Down in Darkness which features heroine Peyton Loftis may further popularize Peyton as a girls' name.

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Rank in US: #98

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Pop Culture References for the name Peyton

Payton, Paytin, Payden, Paydon, Payten, Paydyn, Paiden, Paidyn


Flaviapalmeiras Says:


Peyton it's one of those names that don't tells me nothing. I don't understand the Hype. The writing and the sonority is ugly to me and not even the meaning is incredible. It's rough and heavy for a girl. There are thousands of other better and more beautiful female names IMO

Ziggy2112 Says:


I don't quite get the hate on this name. It's not my personal style, but I don't find it ugly at all. Never met a Peyton before either.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


I think this name is ugly and awkward to say.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I can see this spelling on a girl, but Patton and Paton I would only ever use on a boy.

Peyton Says:


This is quite awkward... lol. I completely agree, now I find that Peyton is way too overused as a name for the newer generation. I find that I do often get Peytin and it drives me crazy, so you all have lovely points.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This name is very unisex to me. I don't slightly prefer it on either gender. Not a favorite of mine, but fine on either.

JessicaRK467 Says:


My name is Jessica and you are so right! It has always drove me nuts when people are in a hurry and skip the middle syllable...Jess-ca...yuck. That's definitely not my name. Call me Jess if you'd like but never Jess-ca

htw Says:


Youre right, the 'ton' sound better.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I try to pronounce all parts of a name correctly. Drive me crazy when people say "tin" instead of "ton". They're two different sounds...

ShunPun Says:


The worst is when the parents don't even say all the letters in the name and it comes out like "PAY-IN"

oliviamcdonald Says:


I don't mind this name but it is very American so I wouldn't use it

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I don't find anything about this name attractive, but it's interesting that it's in the top 100 in Australia and the USA

htw Says:


I agree. I know a lovely girl with this name and i feel so bad! Every time i say her name it feels so harsh and when her parents call for her all i here is "Paytin!!!!Paytin!!!" such an ugly name for an awesome girl!

Guest Says:


They probably meant to put "surname name".

aurous Says:


Those who write for nameberry should consult a dictionary. They do not understand the meaning of surname.

ShunPun Says:


I can't stand this name, there's no pretty way to say it, especially when you say it fast. Whenever I see this name I just hear an agitated parent yelling it at their little girl knocking things over in a store.

clairels Says:


Used almost equally for both sexes these days, this is no longer a "boy's name." Actually, it never was--it's a surname, thereby making it unisex.

raevynstar Says:


Another boys' name with a female page.

clairels Says: