Leighton - boys name

Leighton name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Leighton name meaning:

The name Leighton is of English origin and is derived from a surname that was originally a place name. It is believed to have originated from the Old English words "leac" and "tun," which mean "field" and "town" respectively. Therefore, the meaning of the name Leighton can be interpreted as "town in the fields" or "dweller in the meadow."

Leighton is often used as a given name for boys, and it has gained popularity in recent years. It is considered a modern and stylish choice for parents seeking a unique name with a touch of sophistication. The name Leighton embodies a sense of nature and tranquility, evoking images of open fields and peaceful countryside settings. It carries an air of elegance and charm, making it a name that stands out without being overly flashy. Overall, Leighton is a name that exudes a calm and serene energy, making it a great choice for parents looking for a name with a peaceful and timeless quality.

Origin: English

Herb garden. From the meadow farm. A surname and place name.


Unisex names

Related names

Leighton , Layton

Other boys names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 416 out of 4789

102 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (221)

Historical popularity of Leighton

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