Meaning: Paega’s estate
Alternate spellings: Payton, Paityn, Payten
Sorry to break this to you, Peyton Manning, but in about twenty years, your name’s almost certain to be as girly as Taylor is today. An English surname that means “Paega’s estate,” Peyton was on the boys’ top 1,000 for a handful of years in the 1800s, then came back in 1989, racking up a considerable backing of Peyton-happy parents. Three years later, it hit the girls’ list, too, which usually spells trouble for boys’ names. But it hasn’t happened yet – Peyton is still holding his own on the boys’ list.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008