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Clayton Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Clayton is of English origin.

The meaning of Clayton is "clay settlement".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 271 in baby name popularity for boys with 1349 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Clayton Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Clayton has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Clayton to other names.


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Related Names

Clayton has the diminutive (nickname) Clay.

Other Tidbits

Clayton falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Clayton Moore.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Clayton in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Clayton.

Just for fun, see the name Clayton in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Clayton in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.