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Carrington Meaning and Origin

The name Carrington is a unisex name meaning “settlement of Cerihere’s people, rocky town” and is of English origin. Carrington is an English surname-turned-first name that originates from Old English. It is derived from the words “carr” (meaning “rock” or “rocky place”) and “ingtun” (meaning “settlement” or “enclosure”), combining to create “Carrington,” which can be interpreted as “settlement near the rocks” or “rocky town.” As a surname, Carrington was originally used to denote someone who lived near or was associated with a rocky area or town. Over time, some families adopted Carrington as a hereditary surname, passing it down through generations. Later on, it evolved into a first name, primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries, as a part of the trend of using surnames as given names. Carrington has been used as a given name since at least the late 19th century. While it has not reached the same level of popularity as some more traditional first names, it has gained some recognition, especially in English-speaking countries. Famous People Named Carrington: Carrington Harrison – An American sports radio personality and journalist. Carrington Love – A professional basketball player from the United States.

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