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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)
Wiktionary

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

  1. The capital city of New Zealand.
  2. A village in Herefordshire, a town in Shropshire and a town in Somerset, all in England.
  3. Any of several places in a select number of countries.
  4. (politics, New Zealand, 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

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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

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

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    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..

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

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    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.

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    How popular is the baby name Wellington in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 12 0 12
    1881 13 0 13
    1882 8 0 8
    1884 10 0 10
    1885 11 0 11
    1886 8 0 8
    1888 9 0 9
    1889 6 0 6
    1890 8 0 8
    1891 14 0 14
    1892 6 0 6
    1893 13 0 13
    1894 9 0 9
    1895 5 0 5
    1896 8 0 8
    1897 8 0 8
    1900 9 0 9
    1903 7 0 7
    1904 6 0 6
    1905 8 0 8
    1906 9 0 9
    1907 12 0 12
    1908 12 0 12
    1909 19 0 19
    1910 11 0 11
    1911 17 0 17
    1912 24 0 24
    1913 25 0 25
    1914 32 0 32
    1915 42 0 42
    1916 46 0 46
    1917 58 0 58
    1918 57 0 57
    1919 48 0 48
    1920 58 0 58
    1921 46 0 46
    1922 60 0 60
    1923 42 0 42
    1924 53 0 53
    1925 39 0 39
    1926 37 0 37
    1927 27 0 27
    1928 33 0 33
    1929 19 0 19
    1930 27 0 27
    1931 33 0 33
    1932 20 0 20
    1933 23 0 23
    1934 28 0 28
    1935 22 0 22
    1936 16 0 16
    1937 24 0 24
    1938 20 0 20
    1939 15 0 15
    1940 19 0 19
    1941 24 0 24
    1942 26 0 26
    1943 22 0 22
    1944 19 0 19
    1945 19 0 19
    1946 25 0 25
    1947 22 0 22
    1948 18 0 18
    1949 26 0 26
    1950 19 0 19
    1951 16 0 16
    1952 16 0 16
    1953 26 0 26
    1954 23 0 23
    1955 10 0 10
    1956 17 0 17
    1957 18 0 18
    1958 13 0 13
    1959 11 0 11
    1960 20 0 20
    1961 21 0 21
    1962 11 0 11
    1963 14 0 14
    1964 17 0 17
    1965 17 0 17
    1966 11 0 11
    1967 26 0 26
    1968 9 0 9
    1969 12 0 12
    1970 16 0 16
    1971 12 0 12
    1972 19 0 19
    1973 17 0 17
    1974 10 0 10
    1975 16 0 16
    1976 17 0 17
    1977 9 0 9
    1978 16 0 16
    1979 11 0 11
    1980 23 0 23
    1981 16 0 16
    1982 20 0 20
    1983 17 0 17
    1984 14 0 14
    1985 14 0 14
    1986 13 0 13
    1987 17 0 17
    1988 13 0 13
    1989 11 0 11
    1990 18 0 18
    1991 16 0 16
    1992 21 0 21
    1993 16 0 16
    1994 17 0 17
    1995 17 0 17
    1996 25 0 25
    1997 17 0 17
    1998 13 0 13
    1999 18 0 18
    2000 23 0 23
    2001 18 0 18
    2002 14 0 14
    2003 15 0 15
    2004 23 0 23
    2005 15 0 15
    2006 19 0 19
    2007 13 0 13
    2008 17 0 17
    2009 17 0 17
    2010 17 0 17
    2011 9 0 9
    2012 24 0 24
    2013 15 0 15
    2014 14 0 14
    2015 22 0 22
    2016 32 0 32
    2017 32 0 32

    Where is the name Wellington popular?

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    Popularity of Wellington as a first name

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    Popularity of Wellington as a last name

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    Common last names for Wellington

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Williams
    • Young
    • Brown
    • Wilson
    • Martin
    • Jenkins
    • Robinson

    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

    • How Popular is the name Wellington? Wellington is the 5,730th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wellington was the 5,156th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Wellington have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,597 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Random Wellington Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wellington is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001.
    • Weird things about the name Wellington: Your name in reverse order is Notgnillew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ontellgiwn. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Wellington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,784 people with the last name Wellington.
    • 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.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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