What does Washington mean?
Washington \wa-shing-ton, wash(in)-gton\ as a boys' 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 a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#138 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Washington for boys. Washington reached its highest rank of #378 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)