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What does Washington mean?

Washington Pronunciation of Washington 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, clever (intelligent), famous




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How popular is 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)

Washington was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #379 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Washington name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Washington outside U.S.

Similar Names

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