Payson - A very unique female name

  Apr 20,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Payson appeared on the charts for the first time in 2001 on position #5091. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Payson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Payson? 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 Payson. The baby girl name Payson was given to 46 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2096 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 30,723 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Payson peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2011 on position 1993.

Famous with this name

John Payson
Payson Durant
Ed Payson

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Rating: 4/5 (51 people)

Payson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Payson is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #702 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,762.

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 Payson is where you live.

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Payson origin and meaning

Payson is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Payson, pop culture references for the name Payson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Payson

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

Passion / Pegeen / Peggyann / Paisyn /

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

Chart position per state (table view)

State Rank
North Carolina1529

Even more about Payson

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 Payson 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Payson?

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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Name Payson
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 30,723
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 2001
2012 births +46

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