About LaytonGo back to names list
Layton is a modern adaption of the Old English surname Leighton, which refers to ‘a settlement with leeks growing’. It is more common as a surname in its original form ‘Leighton’ but has been adapted as a boy’s first name and given a modern spelling. It may have originally been given as a first name to continue the family name where a daughter of the Leighton line married.
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