Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Payton

Payton is an alternate spelling of the more popular Peyton, both of which are used mainly in the United States as a given name to both males and females. Both names are derived from an English surname which originated as a location name that probably came from on Old English given name. In medieval England, the land was probably known as “Pǽga’s settlement” which would indicate the outlying country or a rustic area. It is first recorded as Pachenhou in the Domesday Book in the early 12th century. At this point in England’s history, dialects were very pronounced and few could spell, so names mutated drastically based upon “sounds like.” The last names in the forms of Payton and Peyton were around by the 13th and 14th centuries, respectively. Payton gained popularity in the United States only very recently.

All About the Baby Name – Payton

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME PAYTON

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME PAYTON

Payton is a spelling variation that came in use after the more popular form of the name, Peyton. The name is unisex and currently used for both genders, although it’s quite a bit more popular for girls than for boys; more so than Peyton. Payton is one of those names whose popularity was so fast and furious, that American parents started to develop spelling variations as a way of differentiating their child from the pack. First there was Peyton, then came Payton, and finally followed by Payten and Paityn. This sort of trendiness has a history of backfiring on the name’s initial appeal.

Quick Facts

ON PAYTON

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

525

PRONUNCIATION:

PAY-tin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Rustic

Characteristics

OF PAYTON

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Payton

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME PAYTON

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Payton

Popular Songs

ON PAYTON

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Famous People

NAMED PAYTON

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We cannot find any celebrities of significantly popular people with the first name Payton.
We cannot find any celebrities of significantly popular people with the first name Payton.

Children of Famous People

NAMED PAYTON

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME PAYTON

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