Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Bountiful; river
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Northern English : topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.
- John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.