Paxton

Paxton - A very unique male name



  Oct 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Paxton, meaning peace town, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1970 on position #1577. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Paxton and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Paxton? 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 Paxton. The baby boy name Paxton was given to 1,477 baby boys in 2012, ranking #239 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,111 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Paxton peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 239.



Famous with this name

Bill Paxton
Sara Paxton
Paxton Booth


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Paxton is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Paxton is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #86 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #830.

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 Paxton is where you live.


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Paxton origin and meaning

Paxton is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means peace town. To see famous people named Paxton, pop culture references for the name Paxton and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Paxton

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

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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
2012239
2011269
2010296
2009320
2008417
2007557
2006771
2005891
2004891
2003982
2002876
20011029
2000986
1999888
1998978
19971147
19961479
19951484
19941409
19931629
19921810
19911949
19892875
19822175
19802096
19762162
19732001
19721550
19711314
19701577

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah86
North Dakota88
Montana89
Wyoming90
Nebraska94
Idaho95
Iowa119
Kansas119
Mississippi121
Tennessee142
Kentucky144
Arkansas146
Oklahoma150
Missouri159
West Virginia164
South Dakota165
Oregon166
Ohio167
Alaska178
Colorado186
Washington188
Maine188
Indiana191
Louisiana202
Minnesota206
Alabama212
Wisconsin236
Pennsylvania248
Nevada253
North Carolina260
Texas264
Virginia269
South Carolina276
Illinois293
Arizona296
Georgia304
Michigan304
Maryland316
Massachusetts354
New Mexico359
Florida367
California378
Connecticut433
New York548
New Jersey830

Even more about Paxton


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 Paxton 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 Paxton?

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
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Paxton
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,111
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1970
2012 births +1,477

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