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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Residence Name

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Leighton

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Leighton in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Leighton:

  • Records indicate that 700 boys in the United States have been named Leighton since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 217 people in the U.S. were given the name Leighton. Those people are now 9 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "we have a Leighton, he's 10 and he's a one off, wouldnt change him for the world. We shorten it 'L8' or 'Leight' =) Love him" Oct. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name now, so manly...totally not for a girl." Dec. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "but im naming the main charater of my book daughter this" Nov. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Leighton...and I love it! It's such a manly name =) I love that it's short, and I love the t-o-n at the end, it makes it sound tough and yeah, just manly. ;)" Sep. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm considering this name for our baby if we have a boy. I know some people use it as a girls name but I think it suits a boy as well. We've gone for Leighton Thomas and I don't mind it shortened either." Oct. 9, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leighton is an old family name of mine - I love it. Wonder how it would be shortened though.." Jan. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "how is it MANLY, have you ever watched GOSSIP GIRL" Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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