Meaning and Origin of: Remington

Meaning and Origin of Remington

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Town of the raven

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : From the raven's home

What does Remington mean and stand for?

The name Remington is of Old English origin and means "from the raven's home." It is from an English surname that was derived from the name of the town of Rimington in Lancashire. It is often associated with Eliphalet Remington and his sons, who founded a firearm company in the US.

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Rimington in Yorkshire, so called from the old name of the stream on which it stands (Old English Riming ‘boundary stream’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
  • The American painter Frederic Remington (1861–1909) was descended from John Remington, living in MA in 1639; his father, Eliphalet Remington, was born in Suffield, CT (1793), and was a noted firearms manufacturer.

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What Does the Name Remington Mean?

Remington is a gender-neutral name that means "place on a riverbank." The name has recently gained popularity with other masculine names such as Hunter, Gunner, and Colt.

How Popular is the Name Remington?

Remington is the number 231 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been fairly stagnant for the last few years, but before 2018, Remington was rapidly climbing the charts in popularity.

However, it is the 2nd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

Popularity of the Name Remington in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Remington was at its peak popularity in November 2017.

Remington was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Montana
  3. West Virgina
  4. Arkansas
  5. Wyoming

Famous People Named Remington and Remington in Pop Culture

Remington has only recently become popular, making it more apparent in celebrity children than celebrities themselves. Singer Kelly Clarkson and comedian Joe Gatto chose the name for their sons. Not to mention, Remington Steele was a very popular TV series.

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