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Peyton is a modern English baby name for both boys and girls. Unlike some unisex names, Peyton is equally as popular with both genders.

Meaning of the name Peyton:

English: Pæga’s town

Origin of the name Peyton:

Peyton is a modern English baby name derived from the name of a town in Sussex, England. Peyton was originally a surname before becoming popular as a given name.

Symbolism of the name Peyton:

Sussex, England, is known for bonfire festivals and their music. These are powerful symbols of a passion for life and art.

Baby name Peyton

Style of the name Peyton:

modern

Gender of the name Peyton:

Peyton is a unisex name, used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Peyton:

PAY-tən

Number of syllables in the name Peyton:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Peyton:

Peyton evokes feelings of youthful energy and determination.

Alternative spellings for the name Peyton:

Payton, Paeton, Peyton

Nicknames for the name Peyton:

  • Pey
  • Tony
  • Toni

Popularity of the name Peyton:

According to the Social Security Administration, Peyton is a popular baby name for both boys and girls. As a girl’s name, Peyton has been popular since 1992 and in the top 100 since 2008. As a boy’s name, it has been popular since 1989 and reached peak popularity between 2004 and 2012.

Related names for the name Peyton:

Great middle names for the name Peyton and their meanings:

Boy:

Girl:

  • Liana (forest vine)
  • Skye (from the Isle of Skye)
  • Rosie (little rose, kind)
  • Laine (wave)
  • Amina (feel safe)
  • Kendall (valley on the river Kent)

Famous people with the name Peyton:

  • Peyton Manning (American football player)
  • Peyton M. Magruder (American aircraft engineer)
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (American actress)
  • Peyton Sellers (American NASCAR driver)
  • Peyton Young (American economist)

Peytons in popular culture:

  • Peyton Driscoll (television, “CSI: NY”)
  • Peyton Mott (film, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”)
  • Peyton Sawyer (television, “One Tree Hill”)
  • Peyton Loftis (literature, “Lie Down in Darkness” by William Styron)
  • Peyton(literature, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce)