GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WAHSH-ing-tən  [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English town, itself meaning "settlement belonging to WASSA's people". The given name is usually given in honour of George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States.


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Entry updated January 10, 2017