The name Peyton is a girl's name of English origin meaning "fighting-man's estate". Peyton is ranked #89 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".
From the experts:
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.