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Quick Facts on Paxton

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 262
Simple meaning:
Peaceful farm

Characteristics of Paxton

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Paxton

Paxton is the transferred use of an English surname derived from a place name, so called the village of Paxton in Huntingdonshire, first recorded as Pachstone in the 11th century. The name originates from the Olde English “Pœcces tun” meaning ‘peaceful farm’. The oldest recorded spelling of the surname came in the 12th century and was spelled “du Paxtun”. Paxton as a forename is sometimes given to little boys in the English speaking world, although it’s most common in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Paxton

The name Paxton first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1997. This was in response to the growing popularity of using surnames and/or place names as given names. Paxton spent the next ten years quietly making a name for himself on the charts, and then in 2007, the name got a huge push in usage. Between 2007 and 2010, the name advanced almost 500 positions up the popularity charts. What happened? Well, in March of 2007, Angelina Jolie adopted her second son, three-year-old Pax from Vietnam. Paxton is another example of how pop culture influences the naming practices in the United States. In any case, this ‘peaceful’ name is still underused enough to be original. The “x” factor gives it a strong masculine feel, like the names Alex, Max, Jaxon, Braxton, Axel, or Dexter. Paxton doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue effortlessly, but Pax is a quick, strong, sharp name. And one that we hope will bring you much ‘peace’.
Popularity of the Boy Name Paxton
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Paxton

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Paxton

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Paxton

    Paxton We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Paxton.

  • Popular Songs on Paxton

    Popular Songs on Paxton

    Paxton - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Paxton.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Paxton

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Paxton

    The Adventures of Baggy and Paxton: Trouble in Dawlish Warren (Dale Sowerby) - Baggy the brown bear and Paxton the grey-and-white dog are always getting into trouble. They go on holiday to Devon and decide to have a bath. Everything is great and they splash around in the tub, until they forget to turn off the taps. Suddenly, disaster strikes...All the animals in Dawlish Warren club together to help Baggy and Paxton, but they all end up in trouble themselves! These hilarious characters just don't know what to do. The Spanish gorilla policeman can't save anyone from danger and even the clever inventions of Colonel 'Trumper' Squirrel are no help. Will Dawlish Warren ever be peaceful again? Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Paxton

    Famous People Named Paxton

    Famous People Named Paxton - Paxton Whitehead (British actor); Paxton Crawford (baseball player); Terry Paxton Bradshaw (football player); Paxton Brown (child actor); Pax Thien (adopted son of Angelina Jolie)

  • Children of Famous People Named Paxton

    Children of Famous People Named Paxton

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Paxton - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Paxton.

  • Historic Figures

    Paxton - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Paxton - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Paxton.

Personality of the Boy Name Paxton

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 - Paxton

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