Peyton, Payton

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FOR REAL: Peyton was originally an English surname coming from a place name meaning "Pœga's town," (Pœga is an Old English personal name of unknown meaning.) An early bearer of the name was Peyton Randolph (1721-1775), first President of the Continental Congress. A more recent prominent figure with the name is Peyton Manning, a record-holding NFL quarterback. As a girl's name, Peyton first came into use in the late 20th century following the trend of using surnames as girls' first names.

other recorded spellings: Paityn, Payten, Peighton, Paiton, Paetyn, Paytin, Peyten, Paytyn, Paeton, Peytyn, Paiten, Peytan, Peytin, Paytan, Paighton, Paitynn, Paeyton, Peightyn, Peityn, Paytton, Paytn, Payeton, Paitin, Paetin, Peytynn, Paytten