Clayton

Clayton - A very unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clayton, meaning place with good clay, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #186. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clayton and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clayton? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Clayton. The baby boy name Clayton was given to 1,338 baby boys in 2012, ranking #261 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,227 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clayton peaked in popularity 31 years ago in 1988 on position 146.



Famous with this name

George Clayton Johnson
Clayton Froning
Simon Clayton


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Clayton is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clayton is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #106 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #711.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Clayton is where you live.


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Clayton origin and meaning

Clayton is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means place with good clay. To see famous people named Clayton, pop culture references for the name Clayton and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clayton

We've found the following names that sound similar to Clayton, sorted by popularity.

Colton / Colten / Coleton / Coltin / Coltyn / Colden / Coltan / Celedonio / Coalton / Calton /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012261
2011259
2010254
2009273
2008235
2007248
2006226
2005216
2004198
2003183
2002178
2001162
2000151
1999159
1998150
1997147
1996149
1995150
1994149
1993157
1992166
1991172
1990152
1989152
1988146
1987155
1986160
1985157
1984149
1983158
1982161
1981185
1980193
1979200
1978202
1977197
1976185
1975191
1974202
1973199
1972229
1971239
1970264
1969264
1968261
1967265
1966258
1965249
1964249
1963232
1962249
1961232
1960221
1959238
1958230
1957243
1956234
1955233
1954239
1953227
1952226
1951229
1950239
1949234
1948239
1947223
1946220
1945216
1944212
1943204
1942210
1941202
1940211
1939197
1938200
1937187
1936182
1935186
1934183
1933184
1932175
1931168
1930175
1929165
1928171
1927160
1926160
1925161
1924152
1923154
1922157
1921156
1920150
1919149
1918156
1917167
1916158
1915162
1914159
1913185
1912180
1911173
1910186

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin106
Missouri121
Kentucky138
Mississippi138
Indiana139
Idaho148
West Virginia159
Wyoming160
South Carolina164
Michigan169
Alabama172
Georgia179
Ohio183
Oregon188
Montana198
Tennessee202
New Mexico206
Iowa209
Kansas221
Maine225
South Dakota228
Alaska233
Arkansas243
Hawaii250
Pennsylvania256
Oklahoma261
North Carolina266
Virginia267
Washington268
Illinois269
Minnesota271
Florida274
Colorado286
Nebraska292
Texas316
Utah351
Maryland375
Arizona390
Louisiana405
Nevada408
California424
New York506
Massachusetts601
New Jersey711

Even more about Clayton


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Clayton a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Clayton?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1988
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Clayton
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,227
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,338

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