Payton

Payton - A unique female name



  Jan 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Payton, meaning fighting man's estate, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1987 on position #3417. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Payton and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Payton? 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 Payton. The baby girl name Payton was given to 2,916 baby girls in 2012, ranking #103 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 485 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Payton peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2010 on position 79.



Famous with this name

Payton Barronian
Lew Payton
Leland Payton


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Payton is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Payton is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #22 - and is the least popular in California at position #232.

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 Payton is where you live.


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Payton origin and meaning

Payton is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means fighting man's estate. To see famous people named Payton, pop culture references for the name Payton and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Payton

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

Peyton / Paityn / Payten / Paiton / Paetyn / Paytin / Payden / Paytyn / Pattiann / Peyten /

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
2012103
201195
201079
200984
200891
2007153
2006163
2005158
2004159
2003203
2002183
2001164
2000163
1999231
1998225
1997224
1996282
1995402
1994436
1993481
1992680
19912471
19902849
19883282
19873417

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming22
West Virginia37
Iowa43
Alaska43
Kentucky43
North Dakota44
Oklahoma44
Michigan48
Missouri55
South Carolina64
Montana65
Kansas65
Louisiana66
Maine67
Ohio67
Vermont73
Minnesota74
North Carolina77
Wisconsin80
Hawaii83
Colorado84
Connecticut87
Delaware88
Illinois90
New Mexico90
Idaho91
Arkansas91
Nebraska98
Utah99
Oregon101
Mississippi101
Indiana101
Alabama101
Pennsylvania102
Maryland105
Washington106
Arizona110
South Dakota112
Tennessee114
Florida123
Georgia127
New Jersey127
New Hampshire133
Virginia137
Texas139
Rhode Island143
Nevada147
Massachusetts165
New York181
California232

Even more about Payton


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 Payton a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Payton?

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
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Payton
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 485
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1987
2012 births +2,916

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