US Popularity:612
Meaning:clay settlement
It's easy to understand where Clayton comes from. It's an Old English surname derived from several English place names made of clay, and the name itself means "clay settlement." The first mention of the surname came in the 11th century, but as a first name, it wasn't mentioned until the 19th century. It's a vintage baby name that still resonates with American parents, as evidenced by the number of YouTube stars, musicians and professional athletes who have the name, including Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clay Aiken of American Idol fame. As a place name, Clayton, New York, is a popular summer vacation spot located in the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River.

Clayton Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Clayton is currently #1210 on The Bump
Boy:Clayton is currently #329 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Clayton is currently #612 in U.S. births
Boy:Clayton is currently #207 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 50
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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