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Type Settlement & Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WAHSH-ing-tən

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.