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Quick Facts on Payton

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 525
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Payton

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Payton

Payton is an alternate spelling of the more popular Peyton, both of which are used mainly in the United States as a given name to both males and females. Both names are derived from an English surname which originated as a location name that probably came from on Old English given name. In medieval England, the land was probably known as “Pǽga’s settlement” which would indicate the outlying country or a rustic area. It is first recorded as Pachenhou in the Domesday Book in the early 12th century. At this point in England’s history, dialects were very pronounced and few could spell, so names mutated drastically based upon “sounds like.” The last names in the forms of Payton and Peyton were around by the 13th and 14th centuries, respectively. Payton gained popularity in the United States only very recently.

Popularity of the Name Payton

Payton is a spelling variation that came in use after the more popular form of the name, Peyton. The name is unisex and currently used for both genders, although it’s quite a bit more popular for girls than for boys; more so than Peyton. Payton is one of those names whose popularity was so fast and furious, that American parents started to develop spelling variations as a way of differentiating their child from the pack. First there was Peyton, then came Payton, and finally followed by Payten and Paityn. This sort of trendiness has a history of backfiring on the name’s initial appeal.
Popularity of the Boy Name Payton
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Payton

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Payton

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Payton

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

  • Popular Songs on Payton

    Popular Songs on Payton

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Payton

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Payton

    Payton's Playtime Adventures (Anthony Lykins) - Payton's Playtime Adventures is a book about a little girl and her adventures playing throughout the day until it is time for bed. This book helps influence children to realize the difference between playtime and bedtime. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Staying Pure: The Payton Skky Series (Stephanie Perry Moore) - Payton Skky is beautiful and popular and dating Dakari Graham, the most attractive and desirable guy in their Georgia high school. The problem? He wants to have sex with her while she wants to obey God and stay pure until marriage. With pressures coming from all sides, Payton begins to wonder if waiting is really worth it. When he breaks it off with her for a more willing girl, Payton's world crashes down on her. As she struggles to answer these questions and gets to know Tad Taylor, Payton realizes that following God is the real secret to staying pure. There are five books in this series such as Sober Faith and Saved Race. Recommended for ages young adult.

  • Famous People Named Payton

    Famous People Named Payton

    Famous People Named Payton - We cannot find any celebrities of significantly popular people with the first name Payton.

  • Children of Famous People Named Payton

    Children of Famous People Named Payton

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

  • Historic Figures

    Payton - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Payton

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Payton

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