Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. Check marks indicate the level to which a name has been verified.
Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. chel-tə-nəm(British English)
chelt-nəm(British English)
  [key]
Other Forms FormsCheltenham Spa

Meaning & History

First recorded in 803, as Celtan hom; the meaning has not been resolved with certainty, but latest scholarship concludes that the first element preserves a pre-British noun cilta, 'steep hill', here referring to the Cotswold scarp; the second element may mean 'settlement' or 'water-meadow'. It could have also been named after a Saxon called "Celta". It features in the earliest pages of the Gloucestershire section of Domesday Book (1086) where it is named Chintenham. It is a town in the county of Gloucestershire in the South West of England, UK.
Added 5/14/2022 by Diffrances
Edited 5/18/2022 by Diffrances