Wellington name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wellington

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  1. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
  2. The capital of New Zealand
  3. British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)

From Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.

  1. The capital city of New Zealand.
  2. Several places in England:
    1. A village in Herefordshire, England (OS grid ref SO4948).
    2. A market town in Telford and Wrekin borough, Shropshire, England (OS grid ref SJ6511).
    3. A market town in Somerset West and Taunton district, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST1320).
    4. A locality in Cumbria, England (OS grid ref SO4948).
  3. Any of several places in a select number of countries, including:
    1. A town in Sumner County, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. A tiny township in South Australia.
    3. A neighborhood of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
    4. A former name of a small incorporated fishing and lumbering village in Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, now called Dover.
    5. A community in the Regional Municipality of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; suburb of Halifax.
    6. A community in Yarmouth district municipality, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    7. A community in Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    8. A municipality of Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    9. An unincorporated place and community in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.
    10. A residential neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    11. A town in The Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India.
    12. A town in the Western Cape, South Africa.
    13. An unincorporated community in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States.
    14. A statutory town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States.
    15. A village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.
    16. A village in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois County, Florida, United States.
    17. A city, the county seat of Sumner County, Kansas, United States.
    18. A home rule city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States; suburb of Louisville.
    19. An unincorporated community in Menifee County, Kentucky, United States.
    20. A small city in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States.
    21. An unincorporated community in Gogebic County, Michigan, United States.
    22. An unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, also Wellingtons and Wellingtons Station.
    23. A village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States.
    24. A city, the county seat of Collingsworth County, Texas, United States.
    25. A small city in Carbon County, Utah, United States.
    26. A ghost town and railroad community in King County, Washington, United States.
    27. A small town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.
  4. (New Zealand politics, slang) by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
  5. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
  6. A habitational surname​ from the places in England.
  7. (card games) In the game of nap, a bid that results in the bidder winning quadruple, or losing double, the amount staked.
A pair of Wellington boots
  1. A Wellington boot.

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who wore and popularised this style of boot.

  1. A Wellington boot.

Generalization from beef Wellington.

  1. Meat baked in a puff pastry.

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

    Notable Persons Named Wellington

    Notable Persons Named Wellington

    Wellington Mara

    Wellington Mara was a gridiron football player. Wellington was born on August 14th, 1916 in Rochester, New York. He left this life on October 25th, 2005.

    Wellington Silva

    Wellington Silva is a soccer player for the Bolton Wanderers F.C., Arsenal F.C., Associação Atlética Portuguesa (RJ), Fluminense FC, Levante UD, CD Alcoyano, SD Ponferradina, Real Murcia, UD Almería, and Brazil national under-17 football team. Wellington was born on January 6th, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Wellington Nem

    Wellington Nem is a soccer player for the FC Shakhtar Donetsk, America Football Club (RJ), Fluminense FC, Figueirense FC, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national football team. Wellington was born on February 6th, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Wellington E. Webb

    Wellington E. Webb is a Mayor of Denver. Wellington was born on February 17th, 1941 in Chicago.

    Wellington Lima

    Wellington Lima is a soccer player for the C.S. Marítimo, ABC Futebol Clube, and Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube. Wellington was born on April 21st, 1990 in Recife. Wellington is also known as Wellington.

    Wellington Paulista

    Wellington Paulista is a soccer player for the Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Clube Atlético Juventus, Mirassol Futebol Clube, Paraná Clube, Santos FC, Deportivo Alavés, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, West Ham United F.C., and Criciúma Esporte Clube. Wellington was born on April 22nd, 1984 in São Paulo.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wellington

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wellington

    The Duke of Wellington

    The Duke of Wellington was an office holder. His military service ended in 1852. The was given the name Arthur Wesley on May 1st, 1769 in 6. He died on September 14th, 1852.

    The Duchess of Wellington

    The was born on January 14th, 1773 in Dublin, Ireland. She passed away on April 24th, 1831.

    Chrissie Wellington

    Chrissie was born on February 18th, 1977 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Chrissie is also known as Wellington and Christine Ann.

    Banky W

    Banky W is a rhythm and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Banky was given the name Olubankole Wellington on March 27th, 1981. Banky is also known as Banky and Banky W..

    Biff Wellington

    Biff Wellington was a wrestler. Biff was born on April 18th, 1965 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He left this life on June 24th, 2007.


    Wellington is a soccer player for the CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu, America Football Club (RJ), Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube, Sertãozinho Futebol Clube, and CS Concordia Chiajna. Wellington was born on October 5th, 1987 in Ribeirão Preto.

    • The Duchess of Wellington
      Office Holder
    • George Louis Wellington
      Office Holder
    • Terra Wellington
    • James Booker Blakemore Wellington

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Wellington U.S.
      White 54.25% 64.26%
      African American 37.25% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.96% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 1.19% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.65% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.70% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Wellington

    People with the last name Wellington are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Wellington

  1. How Popular is the name Wellington? Wellington is the 5,810th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wellington was the 5,156th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Wellington have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,673 babies born with the first name Wellington in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wellington to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Wellington? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  4. When was Wellington first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wellington is Saturday, January 9th, 1869.
  5. What year had the most people named Wellington born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wellington was in 1922 with a total of 60 babies.
  6. Random Wellington Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wellington is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1916.
  7. Weird things about the name Wellington: The name spelled backwards is Notgnillew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ltnigeolnw. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Wellington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,784 people with the last name Wellington.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wellington? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Wellington as their last name.
  10. Wellington name meaning

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