Meaning:Leek town; herb garden; meadow town
Dating back to the 13th century, Leighton is a gender-neutral name of British origin. Forged from the Old English leac, meaning "leek," Leighton holds the rustic meaning of "leek town." It may not be the most glamorous of titles, but Leighton represents sustenance and great appeal. So much so that many interpret the name as "herb garden" or "meadow town," depending on which of nature's bounties hold the most sway.
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