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This name is composed of two elements: from the Anglo-Saxon “pæga” (pay) plus “tūn” (an enclosed piece of ground, settlement, a large inhabited place, a town). In turn, the name means “Pæga’s settlement.” Paignton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of AD 1086. Formerly written Peynton and Paington, the name is derived from Paega’s town, the original Anglo-Saxon settlement. Peyton Randolph (1721–1775) was the first president to serve under the Continental Congress. 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 a girl. It was the 85th most popular name for girls born in British Columbia, Canada, in 2006. 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.



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United States Ranking #535

Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #1046


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Numerological Values: #5

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Notable People and Personalities

Peyton C. March (1864–1955), American Soldier
Peyton Evans, Former Head Coach Of The University Of Virginia College Football
Peyton Gordon (1870–1946), United States Federal Judge
Peyton H. Colquitt (1831–1863), Confederate Officer
Peyton Hayslip (born 1966), American Actress
Peyton Hillis (born 1986), American Football Player
Peyton List (born 1986), American Actress
Peyton M. Magruder (1911–1982), Aircraft Designer
Peyton Manning (born 1976), American Football Player
Peyton R. Helm, Eleventh President Of Muhlenberg College
Peyton Randolph (1721–1775), American Politician
Peyton Randolph (1779–1828), American Politician
Peyton Reed (born 1964), American Director
Peyton Roi List (born 1998), American Actress
Peyton Sellers (born 1983), American Race Car Driver
Peyton Short (1761–1825), American Politician
Peyton Siva (born 1990), American-samoan Basketball Player
Peyton Young, American Game Theorist