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Meaning of Clayton

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The name Clayton has the following meaning:

From the town settled on clay. Place name, "Dwelling near the clay-bed". Given as a first name since the early 19th century.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Clayton is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 189 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Clayton fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 39 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 273 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Clayton in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Clayton is pronounced as klay-tun


Clayton originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Clayton and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Clayton: Boys - Bedford, Brain, Dane, Denton, Denzel, Doctor, Drake, Dudley, Dunstan, Elton, Fletcher, Glover, Grayson, Jayce, Lamar, Landon, Lawson, Lincoln, Miller, Norton, Orange, Girls - Aleta, Amelia, Corda, Dayna, Fronie, India, Julissa, Katie, Kaya, Lu, Mckenna, Mettie, Paula, Tatum, Tawana, Both genders - Bailey, Devon, Hollis, Leigh, Sonny



Common nicknames for the name Clayton are: Clay


We think the name Clayton should fall under the following style category: Last Names.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Clayton to be: A multifaceted person with a strong character

In one word, you might describe Clayton as a(n) "talented" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Clayton (or its variants) are:

Buck Clayton, born on 12 November, a famous musician. Buck Clayton's background: An American jazz trumpet player, fondly remembered for being a leading member of Count Basie’s 'Old Testament' orchestra and leader of mainstream orientated jam session recordings in the 1950s.

Clayton Moore, born on 14 September, a famous actor. Clayton Moore's background: He was the TV's Lone Ranger. He will be forever remembered as the masked figure in the white hat, galloping along on his white horse and calling out his catchphrase, 'Hi Yo Silver!', in the popular 1950s western series.

Adam Clayton Powell, born on 29 November, a famous politician. Adam Clayton Powell's background: American politician, was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Harlem in 1945, and he became chair of the Education and Labor Committee in 1961. His tenure as committee chairman saw the passage of important social legislation.
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