Washington

August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
An English place name, meaning “town belonging to Wassa (the intelligent one)’s people”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Wash, I suppose?

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Mrs. Washington White is a friend of Becky’s who must be cut after the clever little adventuress is presented at court, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

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