Layton - boys name

Layton name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Layton name meaning:

The name Layton is of English origin and has a few different meanings associated with it. One interpretation is that it is derived from a place name, meaning "settlement on the meadow" or "farm by the lea." The word "lea" refers to a piece of open land or meadow, while "ton" means "enclosure" or "settlement." Therefore, Layton can be seen as a name that signifies a person who comes from a place near a meadow or farm.

Another possible meaning of the name Layton is "from the town by the watercourse." This interpretation suggests that individuals with this name have a connection to a town or village located near a stream or river.

Overall, the name Layton carries a sense of nature and locality, evoking images of meadows, farms, and watercourses. It is a name that conveys a connection to the land and signifies a person's geographic origins.

Origin: English

Variant of Leighton: Herb garden. From the meadow farm. A surname and place name.

Related names

Leighton , Layton

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Overall UK ranking: 375 out of 4789

119 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (182)

Historical popularity of Layton

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