Previously I had [name_u]Payton[/name_u] on my girl name list because to me it felt more unique on a girl and more common and expected for a boy. But now that I’m looking at it again, I feel like (besides [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] Manning) it might actually be more common and expected for a girl, and a boy [name_u]Payton[/name_u] might actually be more unique at this point. But I’m not sure. I also could look up the stats but for right now I’m just solely curious about people’s perceptions. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think of [name_u]Payton[/name_u] as being more common for boys or girls? Which gender would it feel more unique and fresh on?
I know three teenage girls named Payton (not sure about spellings). I’ve never met a boy named Payton.
I think I prefer it for a boy; it’s more uncommon and unexpected where I am. I feel the same way about most gender neutral names
I’ve known tons of Payton/Peyton’s and the majority have been girls. Where I am it seems to be more popular for girls. To be completely honest I don’t think it’d be unique or unexpected in general, at least where I’m from, but if I had to pick one I’d choose boy
I know several and only one of them is a male. Still, the name does feel masculine to me. I don’t know if is the [name_u]Walter[/name_u] [name_u]Payton[/name_u] and [name_u]Payton[/name_u] [name_m]Manning[/name_m] associations or what but I would instinctively think of a [name_u]Payton[/name_u] as being male.
I’ve heard this name so much that I don’t know if it would ever truly feel fresh to my ears but let’s just say I’d be pleasantly surprised to hear it on a boy more often. [name_f]Paytin[/name_f], [name_u]Payton[/name_u], [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], [name_u]Peighton[/name_u], Paityn…so, so often on girls in my area…
I’ve met many girls names [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], but never any boys! I’ve always considered it a feminine name. It goes both ways well enough, though.
I’ve met a couple of both! I see it as very neutral :))
I’d expect it to be a girl because [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] is pretty popular for girls now, but it sounds very masculine to me.
I’ve met and heard of many female Payton’s but probably only one or two males. I’d agree with others that’s it’s pretty popular and I wouldn’t view it as unique or fresh
[name_f]Girl[/name_f] for me
The Paytons/Peytons I’ve come across have been female and it’s also my guinea pig’s name and she’s a girl, so I do associate it with her. Still, I like it on both and think it’s perfectly usable and charming for a boy.
I think the name is gender neutral.
However I know more Peyton/Paytons who are girls all under 4. However they are all Peyton-R0se/Payton-R0se rather than just Peyton/Payton on their own. I know three Peyton/Payton-Rose’s. Personally I don’t see this name as fresh/unique but would think the name as more unusual on a boy due to encountering a lot of female Peyton/Payton-Rose’s.
I’ve never met one but would assume it was a masc name
[name_u]Payton[/name_u] - girl
[name_u]Peyton[/name_u] - unisex, leaning masculine
Perfectly gender neutral to me. I think of [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] [name_m]Manning[/name_m] first, but I also live in [name_u]Indiana[/name_u], so everyone thinks of [name_m]Manning[/name_m] first.
It leans girl for me but that’s because I know more girls with the name. But i wouldn’t be surprised with it for a boy! It’s adorable:) Can i suggest Hayden, too? I love Hayden on a boy!
I’ve only known girls named Peyton/Payton. For a girl it feels very late 90’s baby to me. On a boy I would find it more unexpected.
Personally I say [name_u]Payton[/name_u] for girls and [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] for boys, though I do know a female [name_u]Peyton[/name_u]. I’ve heard of [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] on boys and I think both spellings are perfectly neutral! I would love to meet a little male [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] (or Payton)!
I love [name_u]Hayden[/name_u] as well!
With the [name_u]Payton[/name_u] spelling, it feels more girl to me, but with [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], I would assume boy… even though it seems more popular on a girl. I don’t know that I know a Peyton/Payton of either gender, but I like it more for a boy than a girl.