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Etymology & Historical Origin - Payten
Payten (like Paityn) is an Americanized respelling of the English surname rendered as either Peyton or Payton in its traditional form. Both Payton and Peyton have become successful gender-neutral names in the United States while Paityn and Payten were coined as more specific female spellings. The surname Payton is derived from a location name in England which in turn was most likely derived from an Olde English personal name. The land in question was known as “Pǽga’s settlement” which would have signified the outlying country or a “rustic” area or else a settlement of peasants (probably borrowed from the Latin “pagensis” meaning “peasant, rustic”). The surname was first recorded as Pachenhou in the Domesday Book in the early 12th century. Surnames became widespread in England during the Middle Ages as a means of identification for the purposes of taxation. Due to the high rate of illiteracy in medieval England, as well as the disparity among local dialects, the pronunciations and spellings of surnames developed slowly over time into their modern standardized forms. The last names in the forms of Payton and Peyton were around by the 13th and 14th centuries, respectively. Despite their long “rustic” history as surnames, Payton and Peyton did not turn into forenames until the late 20th century and the reinvented respellings of Payten and Paityn are 21st century coinages.
Popularity of the Name Payten
Peyton is almost a Top 50 girl’s name in America today and Payton is a Top 100. Given the emerging popularity of this name in the 21st century it’s no surprise that Paityn and Payten have come along to join in on the fun. The spelling of Payten first appeared on the female naming charts in 2008 and, although it’s a rarely used spelling, it still has managed to eke out a spot on the Top 1000 list. However, truth be told, it’s at the very bottom of that list and therefore the least preferred spelling of this surname-turned-first-name. American parents of baby daughters have a tendency to adopt names which have been considered historically masculine and turn them into unisex names. After they prove their attraction, they then like to create more feminized spellings. Paityn is a better example of this trend compared to Payten. Payten is more of a phonetically softer version of Payton.
Popularity of the Girl Name Payten
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Payten
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Famous People Named Payten
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Children of Famous People Named Payten
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Personality of the Girl Name Payten
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 - Payten