Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Settlement of the tribe of the he-goat; Town on stony ground; Settlement on the heath; Mighty, powerful
Harrington is a boy’s name and surname of English and Irish origin. As an English name, it derives from multiple place names in England, including Cumberland, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. These names are thought to mean “settlement of the tribe of the he-goat,” “town on stony ground,” and “settlement on the heath,” respectively. As an Irish name, Harrington is an anglicized form of the surname Ó hArrachtáin, meaning “descendant of Arrachtán.” Arrachtán itself derives from the Irish word arrachtach, meaning “mighty” or “powerful.” With this strong meaning, you can be sure that nothing will stand in baby’s way! This name has had many famous bearers, including Irish golfer Pádraig Harrington and Irish boxer Kellie Harrington.
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