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Paxton is a stylish and charming baby name. Traditionally a surname, the name possesses the right balance of consonants and vowels for modern appeal. Paxton Powers is a character in Batman Beyond, and Paxton Hall-Yoshida is a character in the coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever). Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Paxton:

English: Peace town

Origin of the name Paxton:

Paxton derives from the Old English name Pœcces tun (meaning “peaceful farm settlement”). The location was a village in Cambridgeshire, England. This word eventually transferred the Latin use of pax (meaning “peace”) and the Middle English suffix -ton (meaning “town”) to produce the name Paxton.

Symbolism of the name Paxton:

Paxton means “peace town.” This use of pax (meaning “peace”) appears in antiquity in the expression Pax Romana (“peace in Rome”). The Roman symbol for peace was the olive branch. For centuries, English culture adopted this symbol with coins depicting Britannia holding a spear and olive branch.

Baby name paxton

Style of the name Paxton:

Traditional

Gender of the name Paxton:

Paxton is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Paxton:

PAK-stən

Number of syllables in the name Paxton:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Paxton:

The name Paxton evokes feelings of bravery and boldness.

Alternative spellings for the name Paxton:

  • Paxtyn
  • Paxten
  • Paxtun

Nicknames for the name Paxton:

  • Pax
  • Paxie

Popularity of the name Paxton:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Paxton was the 262nd most common baby boy name in 2020.

Related names for the name Paxton:

Great middle names for Paxton and their meanings:

  • Ace (highest rank)
  • Blake (pale)
  • Cyrus (sun, young, lord)
  • Graham (gravelly homestead)
  • Holt (woods, forest)
  • Kyle (narrow)
  • Matthew (gift of God)
  • Rhys (enthusiasm)
  • Silas (woods, forest)
  • Wendell (traveler, sojourner, wanderer)

Famous people with the name Paxton:

Paxton in popular culture:

  • Paxton Hall-Yoshida (character in Never Have I Ever)
  • Paxton Fettel (primary character in the F.E.A.R. video game series
  • Paxton Powers (character in Batman Beyond)