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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Payson

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  • A user from Montana, United States says the name Payson means "Son of Peace".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Payson


Payson Alton Sherman was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Compton and Member of theLegislative Assembly of QuebecforCompton. Payson was born on August 14th, 1889. He passed away on October 5th, 1977.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Payson

Joan Whitney Payson was a businesswoman:, sports team owner, racehorse owner/breeder, art collector, philanthropist, and philanthropy. Joan was born on February 5th, 1903. She breathed her last breath on October 4th, 1975.


Charles was born on October 16th, 1898. He died on May 5th, 1985.


Lorinda De Roulet is a president of the patrina foundation, former president of the new york mets, new york mets, president of thepatrina foundation, and former president of thenew york mets(1975-1980). Lorinda was given the name Lorinda Payson by her parents Joan Whitney Payson and Charles Shipman Payson.


She was most active from 1916 to 1946. Blanche was given the name Mary Elizabeth Bush on September 20th, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. She died on July 4th, 1964.


Lewis was born on September 17th, 1840. He left this life on October 4th, 1909.


He holds the title Reverend. Rev. was born on January 18th, 1736 in Walpole, Massachusetts. He left this life on January 11th, 1801.


How popular is the baby name Payson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1929 5 0 5
1932 7 0 7
1960 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1991 9 0 9
1992 7 0 7
1993 16 0 16
1994 9 0 9
1995 19 6 13
1996 12 0 12
1997 8 0 8
1998 25 0 25
1999 25 0 25
2000 41 9 32
2001 46 9 37
2002 47 8 39
2003 36 9 27
2004 46 8 38
2005 55 12 43
2006 36 9 27
2007 59 10 49
2008 47 10 37
2009 91 19 72
2010 149 89 60
2011 167 116 51
2012 171 111 60
2013 156 99 57
2014 146 72 74
2015 146 68 78
2016 124 54 70
2017 114 55 59
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International Interest for Payson

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Payson as a first name

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Popularity of Payson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Payson U.S.
  White 91.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Payson

People with the last name Payson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Payson

  • How Popular is the name Payson? Payson is the 7,157th most popular name of all time. As a last name Payson was the 21,237th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Payson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,839 babies born with the first name Payson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Payson to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Payson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Payson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Payson is Tuesday, February 11th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Payson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Payson was in 2011 with a total of 116 babies.
  • Random Payson Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Payson is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Payson: Your name in reverse order is Nosyap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nyopas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Payson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,235 people with the last name Payson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Payson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Payson as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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