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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 and 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. The name means “Pæga’s town”.

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.

Nicknames for the Name Peyton:

Peyton can be turned into a lot of different nicknames! Settling on one can be hard, but we're here to help. This list is the only one you'll need to help you find a nickname for Peyton:

  • Pey
  • Tony
  • Toni 
  • PayPay
  • Eyton
  • Paige 
  • Paise
  • Eton
  • Pete 
  • Peyt
  • Tori
  • Peyday
  • Penny
Baby name Peyton


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Gender of the Name Peyton:

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

Pronunciation of the Name Peyton:


Number of Syllables in the Name Peyton:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Peyton:

Peyton evokes feelings of youthful energy and determination.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Peyton:

Payton, Paeton, Peyton

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.

Great Middle Names for the Name Peyton and Their Meanings:



  • 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)
  • Peyton List (American actress)
  • 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)
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