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Clayton

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

How popular is the baby 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 959 8 951
1922 979 0 979
1923 994 5 989
1924 1,046 7 1,039
1925 938 6 932
1926 971 15 956
1927 930 10 920
1928 845 14 831
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 750 0 750
1950 754 0 754
1951 813 0 813
1952 867 5 862
1953 871 0 871
1954 845 0 845
1955 919 0 919
1956 973 7 966
1957 1,024 5 1,019
1958 1,133 8 1,125
1959 1,140 11 1,129
1960 1,248 0 1,248
1961 1,162 0 1,162
1962 972 0 972
1963 1,031 9 1,022
1964 934 0 934
1965 884 0 884
1966 783 7 776
1967 757 11 746
1968 763 5 758
1969 804 6 798
1970 839 5 834
1971 968 0 968
1972 943 12 931
1973 1,107 0 1,107
1974 1,106 10 1,096
1975 1,185 7 1,178
1976 1,191 0 1,191
1977 1,176 8 1,168
1978 1,090 6 1,084
1979 1,220 11 1,209
1980 1,283 7 1,276
1981 1,359 10 1,349
1982 1,719 12 1,707
1983 1,742 14 1,728
1984 1,827 11 1,816
1985 1,724 7 1,717
1986 1,678 10 1,668
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 2,366 5 2,361
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 2,134 6 2,128
2004 1,935 14 1,921
2005 1,660 0 1,660
2006 1,599 5 1,594
2007 1,443 0 1,443
2008 1,583 8 1,575
2009 1,267 7 1,260
2010 1,364 5 1,359
2011 1,349 7 1,342
2012 1,370 8 1,362
2013 1,380 0 1,380
2014 1,354 0 1,354
2015 1,466 0 1,466

Want to know about the popularity of the Clayton baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 127,338 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 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Clayton" ranks #65 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 22 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 864 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.

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.

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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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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Clayton

Clayton Antitrust Act
Clayton Bigsby
Clayton Homes
Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw Wife
Clayton Thorson
Clayton Christensen
Clayton Jennings
Clayton Lockett
Clayton State University

Alternative Meanings

C is for captive, your web of charm.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

T is for tender, loving nature.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

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 "Yancotl". 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 Oct 1, 1994

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 France approximately on 925. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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