Boston

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Pinterest- Beacon Hill, Boston MA

Origin: English

Meaning: the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”. It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around the area in the 7th century, or a landowner who happened to have the same name.

Boston could also be an altered spelling of German Basten, from Bastien, a short form of Sebastian meaning “from Sebaste”.

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