(Closed) Is this a girls name or a boys name?

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: Is the name Peyton a girls name or a boys name?
    Girl! : (47 votes)
    22 %
    Boy! : (36 votes)
    17 %
    Either or, but I prefer it as a girls : (85 votes)
    40 %
    Either or, but I prefer it as a boys : (46 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Both! : D

    FH’s young cousin is named Peyton & she’s a girl. I’ve also heard it as a boy’s name, but it’s one that I feel can definitely go either way. I don’t think it sounds too overly masculine or feminine.

    Post # 4
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think it can be either, but have a marked preference for it as a girls name, and think it is a very cute girls name.

    I’m entirely unable to think of it as a boy’s name without cringing over the movie Hostel. It’s funny how movies/books/people can make you see a name in a different light. Like for me, I can’t hear the name “Harry” without thinking of Daniel Radcliffe!

    Post # 5
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think I just prefer it as a boys name because the first person I met named Peyton was a boy when i was very young. Although now, I know more girl Peytons than guys. I think it’s is acceptable as either.

    Post # 6
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I thought of Peyton from OTH too! But then I thought of Peyton Manning. Lol. It’s obviously either or, but if I used it, it would be for a girl.

    Post # 7
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    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a Peyton. The actress who plays Jane on Mad Men is Peyton List – I thought it was a pretty name.

    Post # 9
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    335 posts
    Helper bee

    definitely a boy’s name in my books, probably because of Peyton Manning. it’s strange because usually i love boy’s names for girls (like Bobbie or Ryan). i can see it being used either way, but i still think it’s more on the masculine side.

    Post # 10
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’ve only ever hear of it as a boy’s name, but I’ve always thought of it as feminine-sounding

    Post # 11
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    338 posts
    Helper bee

    Truthfully, it’s a boys name that some people thought would be “cute” to give to their daughters, a la Madison (meaning: son of Maud) and Addison (meaning: son of Adam) or, further back, Courtney/Kelly/Leslie.

    Sorry, I’m a name nerd.   I am NOT a fan of boys’ names on girls.  There are plenty of lovely girl names, people need to leave boy names for the boys and stop trying to convert them to girls’ names! lol

    Post # 12
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    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve heard it as both. I prefer it as a girl name, but I like it!

    Post # 13
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    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @itshouldsnow:  Same.

    I’m a fan of the name Morgan. Traditionally I hear its a boys name, but I know many girls with the name. Fiance is not a fan. He says he doesn’t want anyone teasing our son bc he has a “girl” name. Hopefully we have a girl so it won’t be an issue.

    Post # 14
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I’ve only met boys named Peyton IRL but I prefer it as a girl’s name (: I think it’s pretty.

    Post # 15
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    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’ve always thought about it as a boy’s name but that’s because I went to high-school with Peyton Hillis and he’s the only one I’ve ever known. :/

    Post # 16
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have a good friend names Payton, a boy. I have actually never heard it as a girl name but I think it works fine! One of my best girlfriends is named Kyle! It seems like one of those either gender names to me

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