Type Settlement & Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. /ˈwɑʃ.ɪŋ.tən/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "settlement belonging to Wassa's people", from the given name Wassa and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of a town in northern England. It is also the name of the capital city and a state in the United States, both named after the president George Washington (1732-1799), whose surname was derived from the name of the English town.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWashintun(Arabic) Huashengdun(Chinese) Voshingtan(Hindi) Washinton(Japanese) Weosingteon(Korean) Waszyngton(Polish) Vashington(Russian) Vashynhton(Ukrainian)
Given Name DescendantWashington(English)
Surname DescendantWashington(English)


Entry updated June 9, 2023