WASHINGTON
SOURCE: Location
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WAHSH-ing-tən   [key]
Meaning & History
From a place name meaning "town of Wassa", from Old English tun, meaning town, and Wassa, a given name derived from Wāðsige, composed of the elements wāð "hunt" and sige "victory". A famous bearer was George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States.
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