[ 2 syll. pay-ton, pa-yt-on ] The baby girl name Payton is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is more popular. It is pronounced as PEY-TahN †. Payton's language of origin is Latin and Old English. It is predominantly used in Irish and English.
Payton is an Irish form of the English, Portuguese, and Spanish Patricia.
Payton is also an English form of the Irish and English Peyton.
See also the related category irish.
Payton is a popular baby girl name. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 2010 with 0.183% of baby girls being named Payton. It had a ranking of #79 then. In 2018, it ranked at #220 with a usage of 0.076%, and it was the 2nd most popular after Peyton, among all girl names in its family. The name was twice as popular as Payton in 2018. Although Payton is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period from 1986 to 1991 that it was more popular with boys. After 1992, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. There were 6 times more baby girls than boys who were named Payton in 2017.
† Pronunciation for Payton: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"