Type Country
Pronounced Pron. ING-glənd(English)
ENG-lant(German)
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Meaning & History

From Old English Englaland meaning "land of the Angles", the Angles being one of the Germanic tribes that settled in the area in the post-Roman period.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEnglaland(Anglo-Saxon) Engeland(Dutch)

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Entry updated May 31, 2018