Clayton

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129k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Clayton

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

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  1. Any of several placenames in England and elsewhere, from Old English clæg (“clay”) + tūn (“enclosure, settlement”).
  2. A habitational surname​ from the placename.
  3. A male given name from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Clayton

Clayton Kershaw is a baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton was born on March 19th, 1988 in Dallas.

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Clay Aiken is a pop music musician. He was most active from 2003 to present. Clay was given the name Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30th, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Clayton Moore was an actor. He was most prominent from 1934 to 1999. Clayton was given the name Jack Carlton Moore on September 14th, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on December 28th, 1999.

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Clayton M. Christensen is a teacher & consultant. Clayton was born on April 6th, 1952 in Salt Lake City.

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Bud Collyer was a radio announcer/game show host. His most notable accomplishments were from 1940 to 1969. Bud was given the name Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr. on June 18th, 1908 in New York City. He passed away on September 8th, 1969.

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Clayton Spencer is an academia. Clayton was born on December 15th, 1954 in Concord, North Carolina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clayton

Jamie Clayton is an actress, model, and model (people). Their ongoing career started in 2010. Jamie was born in 32 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Garrett Clayton is an actor, singer, dancer, singing, and dance. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Garrett was born on March 19th, 1991 in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Adam Clayton is a rock music, alternative rock, and post-punk musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Synthesizer, Fender Precision Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, Warwick (company), Gibson Thunderbird, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Adam was born on March 13th, 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

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Merry Clayton is a soul music and gospel music singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 2000. Merry was born on December 25th, 1948 in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Amanda Clayton is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to 2006. Amanda was born in Johnston, Rhode Island, U.S.

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John Travis Clayton is a national football league analyst, sports radio host, national football league, sports radio, national football leagueanalyst, and sports radiohost. John was born on May 11th, 1954 in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

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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 863 8 855
1930 814 13 801
1931 840 9 831
1932 798 10 788
1933 655 0 655
1934 722 5 717
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 755 0 755
1951 815 0 815
1952 865 5 860
1953 870 0 870
1954 846 0 846
1955 920 0 920
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 756 11 745
1968 762 5 757
1969 805 6 799
1970 839 5 834
1971 968 0 968
1972 944 12 932
1973 1,106 0 1,106
1974 1,105 10 1,095
1975 1,185 7 1,178
1976 1,190 0 1,190
1977 1,176 8 1,168
1978 1,090 6 1,084
1979 1,223 11 1,212
1980 1,284 7 1,277
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 1,679 10 1,669
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 2,370 0 2,370
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 1,444 0 1,444
2008 1,583 8 1,575
2009 1,268 7 1,261
2010 1,365 5 1,360
2011 1,349 7 1,342
2012 1,372 8 1,364
2013 1,381 0 1,381
2014 1,355 0 1,355
2015 1,471 0 1,471
2016 1,370 6 1,364

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Popularity of Clayton as a first name

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Popularity of Clayton as a last name

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Common last names for Clayton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Young
  • Hall
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Wright
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clayton U.S.
  White 69.14% 64.26%
  African American 25.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clayton

People with the last name Clayton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Clayton

  • How Popular is the name Clayton? Clayton is the 548th most popular name of all time. As a last name Clayton was the 595th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clayton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 128,724 babies born with the first name Clayton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clayton to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clayton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Clayton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clayton is Monday, December 17th, 1821.
  • What year had the most people named Clayton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clayton was in 2000 with a total of 2,564 babies. That's a lot of babies named Clayton!
  • Random Clayton Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clayton ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Clayton: Your name in reverse order is Notyalc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ltoynac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clayton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 56,638 people with the last name Clayton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clayton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Clayton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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