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Clayton Name Meaning and Origin

Clayton Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Settlement on clay, From a town on clay, Clay settlement

Name Origin


The name Clayton is of English origin and means 'Settlement on clay'. It is derived from Old English words 'clǣg' (clay) and 'tūn' (settlement). Clayton can also mean 'From a town on clay' or 'Clay settlement'. The name is often associated with stability and groundedness.

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Clayton Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Clayton is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables. It sounds familiar and natural when spoken.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Clayton has a balanced rhythm with stress falling on the first syllable. It is pleasing to the ear and easy to say.

Famous People Named Clayton

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is a professional baseball pitcher known for his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a multiple-time Cy Young Award winner and widely regarded as one of the best pitchers in MLB history.

● Clayton Moore

Clayton Moore was an American actor best known for portraying the Lone Ranger in the television series of the same name. He became an iconic figure in Western entertainment.

● Clayton Kauzlaric

Clayton Kauzlaric is a professional Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. He is known for his competitive spirit and leadership on the field.

Clayton Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Clayton

The name Clayton does not typically evoke negative connotations. However, some may associate it with a traditional or old-fashioned image due to its English origins. It is important to consider individual perceptions and associations with the name.

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