Clayton Name Meaning & Origin
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."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Clayton is a nice name, but please don't spell it Klayton.
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Love the name. Though it reminds me of a country boy than any city boy. I would hear it more in Texas than New York
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Clay, Tate, Claytymus, Claytollis, Claytypoo, Cletus,Tatamus, Teetamus, Claytypus, Claytus, Teets, Claytonomobay, Coo Coo for Clatypuffs, Claytamation, Claytus Potatus, Claytoris, claytina, tator, tayton,
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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.
Clayton Jennings-evangelist, poet, author
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Clayton was the antagonist in the animated Disney film Tarzan.
Clayton Danvers 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.