Meaning and name origin
Washington \wa-shing-ton, wash(in)-gton\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin. Possibly "clever man's settlement". Place name. Made famous by the first American President and author Washington Irving, born 1783. Educator Booker T Washington.
Washington is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#90 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Washington for boys. Washington reached its highest rank of #378 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).