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Payton (given name)


Payton
Gender unisex
Origin
Word/Name English
Meaning "fighting man's estate"
Other names
Related names Peyton

Payton is a given name in use in English speaking countries. One source indicates the name comes from a surname derived from a place name meaning "Pœga's town" in Old English.[1] Another source indicates the name means "fighting man's estate.".[2]

The name is popular for both boys and girls in the United States. It was the 278th most popular name for American boys born there in 2007 and the 152nd most popular name for girl. It was the 85th most popular name for girls born in British Columbia, Canada in 2006.[3] Peyton, a spelling variant, was the 125th most popular name for boys born in 2007 in the United States and the 121st most popular name for girls.[4]

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