Peyton \pe(y)-ton\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Peyton), is pronounced PAY-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Peyton is "fighting-man's estate". Place name. Possibly related to Patrick or Patton. Paden is a Scottish variant. Football players Walter Payton, Peyton Manning; basketball player Gary Payton.
For more information, see also the related name Tayton.