Seattle name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Seattle mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Seattle

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Native American

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Rainier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington

Named after Chief Seattle, from Lushootseed siʔaɫ, pronounced [ˈsiʔaːɬ].

  1. A seaport and the largest city in Washington, United States, and the county seat of King County.

Seattle was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Seattle

Notable Persons Named Seattle

Seattle Bill James

Seattle Bill James was a baseball player. Seattle was born on March 12th, 1892 in Iowa Hill, California. He breathed his last breath on March 10th, 1971.


Fun Facts about the name Seattle

  • How Popular is the name Seattle? Seattle is the 35,567th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Seattle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116 babies born with the first name Seattle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Seattle to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seattle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Seattle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seattle is Thursday, September 30th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Seattle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seattle was in 1997 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Seattle Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Seattle is not a popular baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Seattle: The name spelled backwards is Elttaes. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Stteael. How do you pronounce that?
  • Seattle name meaning

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