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Settlement by the boundary stream
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Remington
Remington is the transferred use of an old Anglo-Saxon surname originating from a place name, so-called Rimington is West Yorkshire, England. The name is derived from the Old English words “riming” (boundary stream) and “tūn” (settlement) to signify the settlement located along the banks of a stream. The place name was eventually given as a surname to the Lord of the Manor of Rimington or to people who moved away from their birthplace Rimington as a method of identification (for the purposes of taxation). The first recorded spelling of the surname came during the 14th century and was rendered as “de Rymyngton”. As a masculine forename, Remington is much more modern and used mostly by Americans.
Popularity of the Name Remington
Remington debuted on the American male naming charts in 1983 but didn’t really stick around until the 1990s when surnames became a trendy and fashionable naming style in the United States. Awareness of the name came from a 1980s television action series called “Remington Steele” starring a handsome Pierce Brosnan as Remington. It was the handsome and dashing Remington character that jump-started the name onto the charts. After the surname trend took off, Remington became yet another choice. The name has a certain “jet set” air to it. It’s not particularly masculine, but rather rich and refined sounding. Even slightly pretentious and snobby. Remington is a three-syllable mouthful but it could always be shortened to Remy.
Popularity of the Boy Name Remington
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Remington
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Remington
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Popular Songs on Remington
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Remington
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Famous People Named Remington
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Children of Famous People Named Remington
Famous People Who Named Their Son Remington - Tracy Nelson (actress, daughter named Remington)
Remington - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Remington
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Remington