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Village built on clay
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Clayton
Clayton is the transferred use of an Old English surname from the word “clæg-tūn” meaning ‘a village on clay’. As such, Clayton is a location-based surname originating from several places throughout England, including the counties of Lancashire, Staffordshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. The surname would have signified a person from one of these villages on clay. The first recorded spelling of the name showed up in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Claitone and Claitune. The name would eventually be anglicized into Clayton. As a forename, Clayton has been in use since the 19th century.
Popularity of the Name Clayton
Clayton has been on the U.S. naming charts for at least 130 years. Back at the turn of the 20th century, the name ranked among the Top 200 most favored boy names. Really, it hasn’t moved much since then. We would call this one a consistently high-to-moderate favorite without missing a beat. It’s one of the older surnames-turned-first-name examples in American history. It carries with it a certain erudite sensibility from across the pond in England. Both Clayton and the abbreviated form Clay have a preppy quality as well. It’s like Winston, Dalton and Remington. All these boys belong at Harvard, Princeton and Yale.
Popularity of the Boy Name Clayton
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Clayton
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Clayton
Clayton We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Clayton.
Popular Songs on Clayton
The Year That Clayton Delaney Died - a song by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Children's Books on the Baby Name Clayton
Clayton and Evan's Adventures in Farming (Michele Bonk) - Clayton and Evan have a full day ahead. There are fields to till, crops to be planted, and corn to be harvested. Luckily they have all the equipment they need, and it is right there in their imaginations! Through teamwork and patience the boys are able to have a full day on the farm without ever leaving home. Ride along with author Michele Bonk for Clayton and Evan's Adventures in Farming. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Clayton
Famous People Named Clayton - Clayton Moore (actor); Clayton Rohner (actor); Clayton Kershaw (baseball player); Clayton Tonnemaker (football player); Clayton Snyder (actor)
Children of Famous People Named Clayton
Famous People Who Named Their Son Clayton - Peter Benchley (author)
Clayton - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Clayton - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Clayton.
Personality of the Boy Name Clayton
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Clayton