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Origin & Meaning

The name London is of English origin.

The meaning of London is "fortress, ruler".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 93  in baby name popularity for girls with 3264 occurrences.  It ranked 611 in popular baby names for boys with 433 occurrences. 

View the London Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for London has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of London to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name London include Londyn.

Other Tidbits

London falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name London in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name London.

Just for fun, see the name London in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the London in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.