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Payton Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Payton?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Payton, ranked the 220th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Payton has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #79 was reached in 2010.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2009 with 3,644 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Payton was less than 5, most recently in 1984.

Approximately during the years 1984-1987, 1988-2000, and 2005-2008, the name Payton took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2010-2017.

Sometimes the name Payton has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

For a number of years, the name Payton has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Payton for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Payton?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Payton is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Payton (Girl)Payton (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,413 220 233 914
2017 1,643 189 288 796
2016 1,798 183 281 816
2015 2,109 154 363 692
2014 2,411 134 409 643
2013 2,615 122 507 524
2012 2,940 103 596 455
2011 3,148 95 717 396
2010 3,586 79 890 345
2009 3,644 84 970 328
2008 3,608 91 1,239 276
2007 2,283 153 1,230 279
2006 2,157 163 1,291 268
2005 2,184 158 1,428 238
2004 2,077 159 1,396 238
2003 1,619 204 1,268 261
2002 1,758 183 1,273 256
2001 1,983 164 1,315 255
2000 2,058 163 1,581 219
1999 1,394 230 945 305
1998 1,368 227 914 308
1997 1,335 225 684 363
1996 1,018 284 576 406
1995 638 408 400 511
1994 568 445 401 507
1993 522 485 320 573
1992 306 706 262 636
1991 45 2,689 163 811
1990 23 4,339 132 895
1989 17 5,211 97 1,062
1988 22 4,127 106 934
1987 22 3,945 104 930
1986 13 5,670 90 971
1985 13 5,581 39 1,636
1984 < 5 -- 43 1,476
1983 6 9,866 23 2,254
1982 < 5 -- 21 2,397
1981 8 7,917 22 2,313
1980 8 7,923 30 1,896
1979 6 9,833 25 2,087
1978 9 6,765 32 1,712
1977 9 6,713 14 3,010
1976 5 10,410 18 2,479
1975 5 10,137 15 2,728
1974 5 9,770 13 2,907
1973 < 5 -- 18 2,292
1972 6 7,951 19 2,138
1971 < 5 -- 27 1,735
1970 < 5 -- 22 1,922
1969 < 5 -- 21 1,850
1968 < 5 -- 18 1,947
1967 14 3,606 17 1,957
1966 18 3,010 11 2,581
1965 < 5 -- 19 1,845
1964 < 5 -- 14 2,284
1963 < 5 -- 16 2,093
1962 < 5 -- 12 2,470
1961 < 5 -- 15 2,210
1960 < 5 -- 10 2,812
1959 < 5 -- 12 2,501
1958 < 5 -- 11 2,600
1957 < 5 -- 15 2,169
1956 < 5 -- 18 1,929
1955 < 5 -- 11 2,531
1954 < 5 -- 6 3,725
1953 < 5 -- 22 1,668
1952 < 5 -- 9 2,824
1951 < 5 -- 11 2,468
1950 < 5 -- 7 3,247
1949 < 5 -- 11 2,426
1948 < 5 -- 18 1,798
1947 < 5 -- 17 1,896
1946 < 5 -- 22 1,547
1945 < 5 -- 9 2,533
1944 < 5 -- 14 1,959
1943 < 5 -- 19 1,684
1942 < 5 -- 12 2,234
1941 < 5 -- 13 2,065
1940 < 5 -- 13 2,063
1939 < 5 -- 17 1,700
1938 < 5 -- 9 2,609
1937 < 5 -- 16 1,812
1936 < 5 -- 10 2,410
1935 < 5 -- 18 1,699
1934 < 5 -- 11 2,360
1933 < 5 -- 13 2,070
1932 < 5 -- 11 2,438
1931 < 5 -- 14 2,076
1930 < 5 -- 12 2,415
1929 < 5 -- 15 2,076
1928 < 5 -- 20 1,747
1927 < 5 -- 17 2,014
1926 < 5 -- 13 2,396
1925 < 5 -- 19 1,857
1924 < 5 -- 16 2,114
1923 < 5 -- 23 1,630
1922 < 5 -- 13 2,450
1921 < 5 -- 18 1,968
1920 < 5 -- 17 2,029
1919 < 5 -- 19 1,794
1918 < 5 -- 21 1,694
1917 < 5 -- 14 2,164
1916 < 5 -- 11 2,503
1915 < 5 -- 12 2,270
1914 < 5 -- 9 2,412
1913 < 5 -- 11 1,777
1912 < 5 -- 9 1,849
1911 < 5 -- 6 1,692
1910 < 5 -- 6 1,544
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1891 < 5 -- 5 1,091
1890 < 5 -- 5 1,117
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1888 < 5 -- 6 1,009
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1880 < 5 -- 5 1,028

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.