This name is composed of two elements: from the Anglo-Saxon “pæga” (pay) plus “tūn” (enclosure, settlement). In turn the name means “Pæga's settlement”. Paignton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of AD 1086. Formerly written Peynton and Paington, the name is derived from Paega's town, the original Anglo-Saxon settlement. Peyton Randolph (1721–1775) was the first president to serve under the Continental Congress. The name is popular for both boys and girls in the United States. It was the 278th most popular name for American boys born there in 2007 and the 152nd most popular name for girl. It was the 85th most popular name for girls born in British Columbia, Canada in 2006. Peyton, a spelling variant, was the 125th most popular name for boys born in 2007 in the United States and the 121st most popular name for girls.