[ 2 syll. pax-ton, pa-xt-on ] The baby boy name Paxton is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is PAHKSTahN †. Paxton is used chiefly in the Irish, English, and German languages, and its origin is Latin and Old English. From Old English roots, its meaning is from the peaceful town - in this context, Paxton can be used in the English and German languages.
In addition, Paxton is a variant of the name Patrick (English, French, Gaelic, German, and Irish) in the Irish language.
Paxton is a popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the recent peak of its usage in 2012, 0.074% of baby boys were given the name Paxton. It ranked at #241 then. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Paxton, Patrick was the most regularly used. It was used 87% more than Paxton in that year. In the past century Paxton has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Paxton: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"