Payton

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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 Payton

"Payton" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Pacca's town". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A habitational surname​, from Old English "Pæga's settlement".
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Payton

Payton Tagaroulias is an athlete for the Cooks Hill United FC.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Payton

Khary Payton is an actor. He has been prominent since 2000. Khary was born on May 16th, 1972 in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

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Walter Payton was a football player for the Chicago Bears. Walter was born on July 25th, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi. He passed away on November 1st, 1999.

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Gary Payton is a basketball player for the Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 2007. Gary was born on July 18th, 1968 in Oakland, California.

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Sean Payton is an american football player. Sean was born on December 29th, 1963 in San Mateo, California.

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Elfrid Payton is a basketball player for the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2014. Elfrid was born on February 22nd, 1994 in Gretna, Louisiana.

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Barbara Payton was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1949. Barbara was given the name Barbara Lee Redfield on November 16th, 1927 in Cloquet, Minnesota, U.S. She left this life on May 8th, 1967.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1908 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1911 6 0 6
1912 9 0 9
1913 11 0 11
1914 9 0 9
1915 12 0 12
1916 11 0 11
1917 14 0 14
1918 21 0 21
1919 19 0 19
1920 17 0 17
1921 18 0 18
1922 13 0 13
1923 23 0 23
1924 16 0 16
1925 19 0 19
1926 13 0 13
1927 17 0 17
1928 20 0 20
1929 15 0 15
1930 12 0 12
1931 14 0 14
1932 11 0 11
1933 13 0 13
1934 11 0 11
1935 18 0 18
1936 10 0 10
1937 16 0 16
1938 9 0 9
1939 17 0 17
1940 13 0 13
1941 13 0 13
1942 12 0 12
1943 19 0 19
1944 14 0 14
1945 9 0 9
1946 22 0 22
1947 17 0 17
1948 18 0 18
1949 11 0 11
1950 7 0 7
1951 11 0 11
1952 9 0 9
1953 21 0 21
1954 6 0 6
1955 12 0 12
1956 18 0 18
1957 15 0 15
1958 11 0 11
1959 12 0 12
1960 10 0 10
1961 15 0 15
1962 12 0 12
1963 16 0 16
1964 14 0 14
1965 19 0 19
1966 29 18 11
1967 31 14 17
1968 16 0 16
1969 21 0 21
1970 22 0 22
1971 27 0 27
1972 25 6 19
1973 18 0 18
1974 18 5 13
1975 20 5 15
1976 23 5 18
1977 23 9 14
1978 41 9 32
1979 31 6 25
1980 38 8 30
1981 30 8 22
1982 21 0 21
1983 30 6 24
1984 43 0 43
1985 52 13 39
1986 103 13 90
1987 126 22 104
1988 128 22 106
1989 114 17 97
1990 155 23 132
1991 208 45 163
1992 568 306 262
1993 842 522 320
1994 969 568 401
1995 1,038 638 400
1996 1,594 1,018 576
1997 2,019 1,335 684
1998 2,282 1,368 914
1999 2,338 1,393 945
2000 3,639 2,058 1,581
2001 3,299 1,984 1,315
2002 3,031 1,758 1,273
2003 2,887 1,619 1,268
2004 3,473 2,077 1,396
2005 3,612 2,184 1,428
2006 3,448 2,157 1,291
2007 3,512 2,282 1,230
2008 4,847 3,608 1,239 #91 girl name
2009 4,613 3,643 970 #84 girl name
2010 4,474 3,585 889 #79 girl name
2011 3,862 3,147 715 #95 girl name
2012 3,532 2,938 594
2013 3,120 2,614 506
2014 2,820 2,411 409
2015 2,470 2,108 362
2016 2,076 1,795 281
2017 1,922 1,635 287

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Popularity of Payton as a first name

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Popularity of Payton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Payton U.S.
  White 53.59% 64.26%
  African American 39.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Payton

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

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Fun Facts about the name Payton

  • What name lists does Payton rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Payton? Payton is the 788th most popular name of all time. As a last name Payton was the 1,515th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Payton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,482 babies born with the first name Payton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Payton to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Payton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Payton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Payton is Thursday, August 5th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Payton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Payton was in 2009 with a total of 3,643 babies. That's a lot of babies named Payton!
  • Random Payton Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Payton ranks 64th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 147 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Payton: Your name in reverse order is Notyap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ypnota. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Payton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,670 people with the last name Payton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Payton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Payton 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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