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Clayton

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • #539 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Clayton" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 60 0 60
1881 52 0 52
1882 60 0 60
1883 58 0 58
1884 69 0 69
1885 68 0 68
1886 73 0 73
1887 74 0 74
1888 63 0 63
1889 76 0 76
1890 77 0 77
1891 64 0 64
1892 59 0 59
1893 78 0 78
1894 63 0 63
1895 86 0 86
1896 102 0 102
1897 75 0 75
1898 87 0 87
1899 61 0 61
1900 118 0 118
1901 72 0 72
1902 97 0 97
1903 85 0 85
1904 96 0 96
1905 110 0 110
1906 100 0 100
1907 108 0 108
1908 134 0 134
1909 137 0 137
1910 164 5 159
1911 203 0 203
1912 346 0 346
1913 386 5 381
1914 569 6 563
1915 699 0 699
1916 761 8 753
1917 769 10 759
1918 877 0 877
1919 909 8 901
1920 972 11 961
1921 960 8 952
1922 978 0 978
1923 994 5 989
1924 1,046 7 1,039
1925 938 6 932
1926 971 15 956
1927 929 10 919
1928 844 14 830
1929 864 8 856
1930 813 13 800
1931 840 9 831
1932 798 10 788
1933 654 0 654
1934 723 5 718
1935 707 7 700
1936 705 0 705
1937 705 5 700
1938 639 0 639
1939 638 5 633
1940 603 0 603
1941 667 5 662
1942 705 5 700
1943 766 0 766
1944 658 0 658
1945 636 0 636
1946 758 6 752
1947 813 0 813
1948 726 5 721
1949 749 0 749
1950 754 0 754
1951 813 0 813
1952 868 5 863
1953 869 0 869
1954 845 0 845
1955 919 0 919
1956 973 7 966
1957 1,024 5 1,019
1958 1,134 8 1,126
1959 1,139 11 1,128
1960 1,248 0 1,248
1961 1,161 0 1,161
1962 974 0 974
1963 1,031 9 1,022
1964 934 0 934
1965 884 0 884
1966 783 7 776
1967 756 11 745
1968 763 5 758
1969 804 6 798
1970 840 5 835
1971 969 0 969
1972 943 12 931
1973 1,108 0 1,108
1974 1,107 10 1,097
1975 1,185 7 1,178
1976 1,190 0 1,190
1977 1,175 8 1,167
1978 1,090 6 1,084
1979 1,220 11 1,209
1980 1,282 7 1,275
1981 1,359 10 1,349
1982 1,719 12 1,707
1983 1,741 14 1,727
1984 1,827 11 1,816
1985 1,725 7 1,718
1986 1,677 10 1,667
1987 1,820 8 1,812
1988 1,899 12 1,887
1989 1,979 17 1,962
1990 2,037 8 2,029
1991 1,846 0 1,846
1992 1,913 5 1,908
1993 2,038 7 2,031
1994 2,369 0 2,369
1995 2,365 5 2,360
1996 2,344 6 2,338
1997 2,319 0 2,319
1998 2,271 6 2,265
1999 2,354 11 2,343
2000 2,577 13 2,564
2001 2,361 10 2,351
2002 2,160 0 2,160
2003 2,133 6 2,127
2004 1,934 14 1,920
2005 1,660 0 1,660
2006 1,599 5 1,594
2007 1,443 0 1,443
2008 1,582 8 1,574
2009 1,267 7 1,260
2010 1,364 5 1,359
2011 1,347 7 1,340
2012 1,369 8 1,361
2013 1,380 0 1,380
2014 1,349 0 1,349

Want to know about the populiarty of Clayton? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125,856 babies born with the name Clayton in the United States. That's more than enough Claytons to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 60 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Clayton" was in 2000 with a total of 2,564 babies. (That's a lot of baby Claytons)

According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Clayton" ranks #101 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 45 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 2,361 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Clayton popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Clayton" mean? The list below shows the origins of Clayton as well as things modernly associated with the name Clayton such as celebrities named Clayton.

English

Origin and Meaning of Clayton

The name "Clayton" is of English origin, and it means "From the town on Clay land". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is a philanthropist, singer-songwriter, actor, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Clay was born in 1978 as Clayton Holmes Grissom in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Clayton Moore

Clayton Moore is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1934 to 1999. Clayton was born in 1914 as Jack Carlton Moore in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Clayton Rohner

Clayton Rohner is an actor. Clayton was born in 1961 as Clayton M. Rohner in Palo Alto, California, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for compassion, your finest side.

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Y is for young, the years never show!

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Notyalc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yaconlt". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Clayton born Sep 27, 1943

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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