Meaning:Shore or bank settlement; Farm near the river
Wharton is a boy's name of Old English origin, dating back almost one-and-a-half millennia. The most commonly accepted meaning of the name is "shore” or “bank settlement," with some sources indicating it may have also meant "farm near the river." It’s sometimes seen as a surname, as is the case with Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Age of Innocence. Maybe your little one will be the next Wharton to win?
Famous People Named Wharton
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- Edith WhartonNovelist
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