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The first name 

Peyton is a name for all genders, somewhat more commonly used for girls.

Peyton known and loved in the US!

The name Peyton is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #131 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Peyton mean?

The name Peyton is derived from the Old English words ‘pæga’ meaning ‘royal’ and ‘tun’ meaning ‘settlement’ or ‘town’. Therefore, it means ‘from the royal settlement’ or ‘from the king’s town’. Peyton is also used as a surname and is often associated with royalty, nobility, and leadership.

Peyton Place'... is an American soap opera that aired from 1964 to 1969. It served as a springboard for Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal, among others.

There are many famous people with the name Peyton

An aspiring actress

Peyton List (*1998)
As a child actress, she starred in the 2008 film 27 Dresses and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. Other works include Remember Me (2010), Valley Girl (2020) and the martial arts comedy-drama series Cobra Kai. Her twin brother Spencer is also an actor.

Designer of aircrafts

Peyton M. Magruder (1911 - 1982)
Magruder was born into a military family and became an aircraft designer. He is known for creating the B-26 Marauder, a twin-engined medium bomber. It was extensively used during World War II for being one the most technically advanced aircrafts of its time.

Legendary football player

Peyton Manning (*1976)
Manning is one of the most famous football players of all time. The former quarterback was nicknamed The Sheriff and played in the NFL for 18 seasons. He won the Super Bowl twice, in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, and in 2016 with the Denver Broncos. His brother Eli was also a successful quarterback.

A fictional antihero

Peyton Westlake
He is a fictional character and antihero. Westlake appeared in the 1990 superhero film Darkman and its sequels. In the original film, he was portrayed by Liam Neeson. Due to experiments, Darkmans skin is immune to pain. Marvel published a comic book adaption at the time of the films release.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Peyton, you might first think of people. But did you know that there are also places with the name Peyton? Are you also called Peyton? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...

Peyton is...

the name of an unincorporated town in Colorado, as well as an unincorporated community in Wisconsin.

A fictional town...

is called Peyton Place. It is the title and the location of action in the 1956 novel by Grace Metalious. It has been adapted to a film and a tv series.

In Alberta, Canada,...

you can find Peyton Lake. The glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park was named for Bill Peyto, an early mountain guide in the area.

Listed on the...

National Register of Historic Places since 2005 is the Peyton Building and Peyton Annex. The seven-story building is located in Spokane, Washington, and was built in 1898.

Peyton -
from zero to hero

#75 - this is the highest rank Peyton has ever achieved. Not many names manage to reach such a high popularity in even one of the 140+ years of recording. The last time Peyton reached this top spot was in 2010 when 7,614 newborns were given this name. But as our statistics show, Peyton hasn't always been a popular name: in some years of record, most recently in the year 1910, not a single newborn baby or less than 5 were named Peyton (a name is only included in the official statistics if it has been given at least 5 times in a year). Nevertheless, the name Peyton has accompanied people in this country for a long time. It turns out that this name fits very well into our time today. From zero to hero - even though it took a while for Peyton to really catch on, it has become a very popular name.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Peyton was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

At the peak in the 21st century

In 2022, 2,868 newborns were given the name Peyton, making it rank #229. In the current century, the name is really taking off. So the chances of meeting a young Peyton are higher than ever.

Peyton has 6 letters 
and begins with a P

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter P is pretty rare as an initial letter for first names: only 1.6% of all common first names in the US begin with a P. The most common first letters of given names, by the way, are A, J and K, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of first names.

With six letters, the name Peyton is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that since 1.6% of all first names begin with a P, this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average.

Other names with 
P, e, y, t, o and n

If you take all the letters in the name Peyton – P, e, y, t, o and n – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Petyon.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Peyton

If your name is Peyton and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Peyton

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Peyton, you can simply say:







This is how the name Peyton is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Peyton in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Peyton

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Peyton is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Peyton

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Peyton sounds like this: