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From Old English Cofingtun, from Cofa (a masculine given name) + -ing (belonging to) + -tun (settlement, literally Cofa's town).

Proper noun


Covington (countable and uncountable, plural Covingtons)

  1. A village in Huntingdonshire, England.
  2. An English habitational surname from the village in England.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Kentucky, United States and one of the two county seats of Kenton County; named for American general and statesman Leonard Covington.
    2. A city in Washington; named for railroad surveyor Richard Covington.
    3. A city, the county seat of Newton County, Georgia; named for Leonard Covington.
    4. A city, the county seat of Tipton County, Tennessee; named for Leonard Covington.
    5. A city, the parish seat of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; named for Leonard Covington.
    6. A city, the county seat of Allegheny County, Virginia; named for Leonard Covington.
    7. A city, the county seat of Fountain County, Indiana.
    8. A village in Ohio.
    9. A town in New York; named for Leonard Covington.
    10. A town in Oklahoma.
    11. A city in Texas.
    12. An unincorporated community in Michigan; named for the city in Kentucky.
    13. An unincorporated community in Missouri.
    14. A ghost town in Nebraska.
  4. Ellipsis of Covington County.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Covington is the 1298th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 27068 individuals. Covington is most common among White (48.9%) and Black/African American (45.18%) individuals.