Boy Baby Name

Layton

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Quick Facts on Layton

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 717
Pronunciation:
LAY-tәn
Simple meaning:
Leek farm

Characteristics of Layton

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Layton

The surname-turned-first-name Layton comes from the same place as Leighton; both are the transferred use of an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name. There are several villages in England and Scotland so-called Leighton, Leaton and Laytoun; all towns originated from the Olde English “leac” meaning “leek” plus “tūn” meaning “town, farm”. Therefore the name Layton basically means “leek farm” (a leek is a vegetable belonging to the same family as garlic and onion). While Leighton is considered unisex, Layton is used as a masculine name.

Popularity of the Name Layton

Layton shows up sporadically a few times in the 20th century but was most likely bestowed as a family name. For all intents and purposes, Layton did not stick to the charts until this century in 2001. The name is performing better today because of the widespread American trend that favors using surnames as first names. Layton is riding this wave of fashion reflective of American naming styles. Leighton does better (their pronounced the same way, so it really comes down to spelling preference). Actress Leighton Meester has helped to feminize the gender-neutral quality of her name. Layton, however, retains his masculinity.
Popularity of the Boy Name Layton
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Personality of the Boy Name Layton

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

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