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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin: Noble 
  • Irish: Descendant of Peatán 

What Does Payton Mean and Stand for? 

The name Payton has roots in Latin and Irish. The Latin Payton means "noble," and the Irish means "a descendent of Peatán." Both started as last names, but have gained popularity as first names overtime for both boys and girls. 


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How Popular Is The Name Payton

What Does the Name Payton Mean? 

Payton is a gender-neutral name of Latin origin, meaning "noble." It originated as a last name, but became a popular first name overtime. Despite its unisex nature, Payton is significantly more common as a first name for girls. 

How Popular is the Name Payton? 

Payton is the #218 most popular name for girls' in the U.S., according to Social Security Administration data. It has remained relatively popular since 2000, with the year 2010 being the year Payton was most popular. As a boys' name, it ranks #909.

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According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Payton was at its peak popularity in January 2022. 

Popularity of the Name Payton in the United States

Payton was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Louisiana 
  • Illinois 
  • Mississippi 
  • Indiana 
  • Wisconsin

Famous People Named Payton and Payton in Pop Culture 

Famous Payton's include Dance Mom's star Payton Ackerman, and actor Payton Banks. 

Payton is a name in entertainment as well, with Payton Perotta as a character in the TV series Bones.

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