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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Payton

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

A few facts about the boy's name Payton:

  • Records indicate that 20,194 boys in the United States have been named Payton since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 1,580 people in the U.S. were given the name Payton. Those people are now 20 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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      3 Positive Comments

  • "Love this name on a boy and especially love the spelling Peyton! Either way sounds the same and is an awesome masculine name that ages well and everyone will associate this name with Mr. Manning a handsome talented sporty man :)" May. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my second son Payton. I love it. My mom would always tell me it's spelled with an e not an a, but I didn't listen I thought the a looks better then the e." Nov. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is called Payton, and she suits a lovely unique scottish heritage name!" Oct. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Yes, my name is payton and I am a guy. I don't know any other guys who spell it my way. People spell It wrong all the time but pronouncing it has never been a problem. People often say it's a unique way of spelling it especially for a guy. But I like my name." Nov. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 1st born Payton! I loved it and I spelled it Payton because I thought Peyton was more for a girl and since he was a boy I figured Payton was more approiate. He loves his name." Mar. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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