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Subject: Whoa, way cool name! Check it out!
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: May 5, 2001 at 7:16:23 PM
Reply to: Wellington? by Ulrika Olle
The meaning of "Wellington" is SO COOL that I checked two separate sources just to make sure they both agreed. The name means: "one who came from the village of the heathen temple in the glade".

Here's a breakdown of the etymology of "Wellington" for you:

Wellington comes from the Old English word, "Weolingatun", literally meaning "settlement", "village", "town" (that's the "tun" part) of the "Weolingas" -- a tribal name apparently derived from the Old English word "weoh" (meaning "pagan temple") and "leah" (a clearing in the woods, a "glade").

Great choice of a name, Ulrika. I love it! :)

-- Nanaea

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