Clayton: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Clayton

Clayton

Pronunciation: KLAY-tən (key)

Origin of the name Clayton:

Transferred use of the surname originating from a place-name derived from the Old English elements claēg (clay) and tūn (town, settlement, village, enclosure): hence, "settlement near the clay pit."

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Adam Clayton Powell, first African-American Congressman representing New York. Harlem's 125th Street is also named after him -- Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

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Clayton was the antagonist in the animated Disney film Tarzan.
Clayton is a major character in Kelley Armstrong's books in the Otherworld series.
Clayton ''Clay'' Evans is one of the lead charachters in one tree hill.

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