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Updated February 8, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • English: fighting man's estate

What does Peyton mean and stand for?

The name Peyton is of English origin and means "fighting man's estate." It was originally an English surname before becoming a popular given name.

Syllables: 2

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish: Warrior's town

How Popular Is The Name Peyton

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Irish (County Donegal) : variant spelling of Payton.

Famous people with this first name

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Peyton, as a girls' name, briefly fell out of the top 100 in 2018, only to bounce back in the ranks, where it maintained a spot from 2008 to 2017. While not to the most popular, Peyton has stayed in the top 100 since 2018. As a boys' name, Peyton has decreased dramatically in popularity. Once in the top 200, Peyton now is in the mid-400s for boys.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years, Peyton was at its peak popularity in May 2020.

Peyton, originally a surname, is rising the ranks as both a male name and a female name. Football star Peyton Manning is given credit for the rise of Peyton as a boy name. Desperate Housewives and Peyton's Place also have popular fictional characters named Peyton.

Where is it Popular?

Peyton was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Peyton

  • Pattie
  • Pey
  • PeyPey

Peyton pairs well with these middle names

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