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Peyton Manning, great quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Jinjo  12/7/2005
Peyton Sawyer is a female character on One Tree Hill.
-- NurseMom75  1/13/2006
Peyton Place is a 1956 novel by Grace Metalious. It was filmed in 1957, and also adapted into a soap opera which ran from 1964-1969. Peyton Place has become a synomnym for a gossipy, sordid place.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2006
Peyton Randolph was the President of the First Continental Congress.
-- hope1316  3/22/2006
I think that Peyton is an awesome name, because Peyton Manning, quarterback of the Indianopolis Colts is awesome. I'm a Patriots fan, but I gotta admit, he's pretty good.
-- stacy123456789  9/25/2006
I am finding that where I live Payton is used more for a girl and Peyton for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2006
This name sort of reminds me of a horse. Other than that, I really like it.
-- zmzssa  1/14/2007
I love the name Peyton. This is a great name for a boy. It's one of those names that's being stolen for girls just like Madison, and that really annoys me.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2007
Not sure why but I like this name for a girl.
-- Belle  3/23/2007
We found that Peyton could mean "aggressive" on other research we did. Quite appropriate given the amount of kicking our baby girl (who bears this name) did in her mother's womb!
-- mbrown_7  6/5/2007
We also learned that Peyton is related somehow (don't know exactly how) to the name Patrick - which is my middle name, so very appropriate to name my child this.
-- mbrown_7  6/5/2007
The frequent use of this name for girls in the United States seems to go back to the character named Peyton played by actress Rebecca DeMornay in the 1992 film "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle."
-- clevelandkentevans  1/22/2008
I named my six-year-old adughter Peyton Kelley. I think it flows nicely, and besidess Peyton Manning how many BOY Peyton's do you know? I know 1 boy and 6 girls, not counting my daughter.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
I love this name for a girl, even though it's rising in popularity (especially for girls) I think it still sounds wonderful!
-- ocean eyes  2/9/2008
I like this name, but I prefer it spelled Payton.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/17/2008
This is a pretty good name for males, especially with this spelling, but not for females. It sounds too tomboy-ish, and it wouldn't sound very good on feminine girls or young women who don't happen to be somewhat androgynous or indie rocker-like. It also sounds a bit trendy to be a spunky name for young women like that, and it's certainly not good for more mature (that is, older) women.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
It's all right, nothing too spectacular. I think Peyton looks better than Payton, for either gender. I guess my accent ruins the name for me, I seem to pronounce this PAY-nn, with a very slight t sound in between. Weird!
-- emmiix3  4/5/2009
Boys name! To me at least. Not a darn thing feminine about it.
-- Lexi_Love14  7/6/2009
This is a stupid name. For one thing, it is exclusively masculine. Next, it is a name that is mostly used by either yuppies who spoil their children or dumb football fans who worship Peyton Manning.
-- bananarama  7/9/2009
Just sounds like a spoilt vacuously minded brat or soap opera trash.

I first heard it in that thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and thought the ugly surname sounded fitting for a psychopath.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2009
I am not a fan of this name. I think it sounds like a last name and lacks personality. There are definitely better names out there, ESPECIALLY for girls.
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2010
Sounds like an elitist, snobby upper-crust country club name. I can see a kid with this name being extremely entitled and bratty.
-- Aureliano  2/26/2010
I absolutely LOATHE this name! It sounds so tacky and is becoming far too overused!
-- Anonymous User  3/27/2010
I really like Peyton on a little girl. My neighbor is planning to name her new little girl Peyton Riley. I think Peyton is a sweet name. And it works for a boy, too. Plus, I absolutely adore Peyton Manning! :D
-- --allison--  4/14/2010
I’ve never known a male Peyton. I like the name, but the girl named Peyton that I met was a true snob. Which is probably why I’ll never name a daughter this. Sadly. It really is such a pretty name.

But, like Brittany and Ashley, I prefer this for girls.
-- Myth Writer Dreamer  12/11/2010
There is an NFL running back named Peyton Hillis.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2011
I don't like it on either sex, though if you MUST use it, it is best kept for a male. It's just plain ugly for a girl, and it screams "mommy wanted to give me something she thought was cutesy but never thought of what it would look like when I'm thirty."
-- Black_X  7/11/2011
Hate it. I have known only one Peyton, a boy that I went to school with. He was such a spoiled brat. I could never like this name. I have always thought of it as a male name.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
I don't care much for this name, but I do believe that it should not be used for girls. Just the look of it, as well as the sound of it, seems masculine.
-- GibsonGirl  9/14/2011
I have a sister named Peiyton. I think Peiyton (or however you want to spell it) is a good name, but sometimes it's hard to pronounce. Sometimes it just sounds like PAY-IN. And the "t" is silent. But we all have nicknames. Peiyton is sometimes "Peiyte (Pate)".
-- Anonymous User  11/5/2011
Not for a girl or boy, really. Too girly for a boy, too boyish for a girl. It's an okay name, and I know SEVERAL people who do like it. Point is, it's not my favorite, but if you like it then, you like it.
-- SEC908  10/25/2012
My daughter's name is Peyton and I absolutely love the name. when I was choosing this name for my daughter everyone hated it, even her father, but I wouldn't budge and now everyone is used to it and came around to the name and wouldn't change it for the world. Her middle name is Daisy which I think goes together really nicely. We pronounce it pAyton, her nickname is Pey, a lot of people can't say Peyton though they pronounce it as Peynton which is annoying.
-- genevievedaisy  9/18/2014
Not a fan. It sounds kind of bratty.
-- MrsGarrett  9/25/2014
Peyton List (Born: April 6, 1998) is an American actress and model.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2015
I can't stand Peyton spelling on a girl! Use Payton or Paityn. The a is more feminine.
-- LV51sfan91  4/11/2015
My sister's name is Peyton Rebecca (Rebecca being my mom's name) and I think it can be very pretty on girls, but too girly for boys. Other middle names for it that I like are Alexis and Elizabeth. Some sibling names that would be cute are Carson or Autumn.. maybe Parker?
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2015
Peyton Farquhar is the main character in the short story The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce.
-- bigjon  6/4/2015
Reminds me of a really preppy, feminine woman from the south that loves monogrammed everything, Lily Pulitzer, college football, church and her Yorkie named, "Bella".
-- turbosnail  6/9/2015
Peyton is a strong name, for boy or for girl. I do not think it is a stolen boys' name for girls. It is androgynous and widely recognized as such. I love this name and discovered it via a rescued collie dog bearing it. I named my tiny red-eared slider Peyton to give her confidence and something to really live up to, so she'll grow:) It fits her perfectly. As for humans, I agree it is kinda boyish for girls and girlish for boys which is too bad considering it's popularity. I think it is stately as opposed to bratty as it has been seen in younger people.
-- lorimorton  6/10/2015
The name Peyton is masculine in meaning (warrior and fighting mans estate) but also goes well for a girl when spelled Payton. Those of you on this forum who don't like the name because you are associating it with a specific individual need to direct your absurd comments to the parents who raised that "spoiled-brat" because the name "Peyton" isn't responsible for the outcome of that particular child.

I just welcomed Peyton IV into the world and I know he will carry the family name (of over 100 years) with class and respect of others. If you don't like the name, that is your opinion, but don't be so narrow minded on your reasons why.
-- Peyt38  9/2/2015
Famous bearers of the name Peyton.

Male: Peyton Manning-quarterback
Peyton Meyer-American actor
Peyton Clark-American actor
Peyton Hillis-football player
Peyton Thompson-football player
Peyton Randolph-American founding father
Peyton March-former U.S. army chief of staff
Peyton Siva-basketball player
Peyton Reed-film director
Female: Peyton Roi List-American actress
Peyton List-American Actress
Peyton Kennedy-TV actress
Peyton Mabry-cheerleader
-- Aili_Helen  10/24/2015
I am the fourth generation of male "Peytons" in our family. We're just regular anglo-americans. It's nnot good or bad, just a nice tradition. Fine for boys or girls, as you wish. I would not ascribe bad qualities to someone because of a name.
-- peyton  11/26/2015

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