[ 2 syll. lon-don, lo-nd-on ] The baby boy name London is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being more common. It is pronounced as LAHNDahN †. London is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from Old English and English origins. From English roots, its meaning is from London. The first name is derived from the name of the capital city of Britain.
In addition, London is a variant of the name Landon (English).
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London is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s; before that, it was of very light use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2010 with 0.025% of baby boys being given the name London. Its ranking then was #508. In 2018, its usage was 0.014% and its ranking #821. Among the group of boy names directly linked to London, Landon was the most widely used. In 2018, its use outnumbered London's by 22 times. London has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 2017, 8 times as many girls than boys were given the name London.
† Pronunciation for London: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"