Origin of the name Washington
Washington is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Washington are in general originating from United Kingdom, United States of America.
Name meaning of Washington
- Settlement associated with wassa
- Town near the water
- Name Number: 4
- Interpretation: Stability, Sameness, Regular, Rules, Condition, Responsibility, Routine, Frame, Detail, Order
History and Related Information
English (esp. U.S.): from the surname of the first president of the United States, George Washington (1732–99), whose family came originally from Northamptonshire in England. They had been established in Virginia since 1656. The surname in this case is derived from the village of Washington in Co. Durham (now Tyne and Wear), so called from Old English Wassingtūn ‘settlement associated with Wassa’. Use as a given name is well established, especially in the United States, where it was borne, for example, by the writer Washington Irving (1783–1859).
Popularity of the given name
The name Washington is ranked on the 8,613ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 14000 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Washington has ten characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
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