Washington - A very unique male name

  Jul 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Washington, meaning home of the Wassa people, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #615. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Washington and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Washington? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Washington. The baby boy name Washington was given to 5 baby boys in 2004, ranking #4239 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 354,013 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Washington peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 615.

Famous with this name

Denzel Washington
Kerry Washington
Isaiah Washington

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Washington is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Washington is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #1,904 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,904.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Washington is where you live.

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Washington origin and meaning

Washington is a 10 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means home of the Wassa people. To see famous people named Washington, pop culture references for the name Washington and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Washington

We've found the following names that sound similar to Washington, sorted by popularity.

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

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Even more about Washington

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Washington a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Washington?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Name Washington
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 354,013
Letter count 10
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2004 births +5

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