London is the name of the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. The name comes from Old English Lunden which is borrowed from Latin Londonium, the etymology of which is unknown though it seems likely that it may have been derived from a Celtic or pre-Celtic origin, perhaps meaning “wild” although that is unattested; in The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, the city was named after King Lud, who ruled in pre-Roman times and who supposedly founded the city of London. That, however, seems to be more of a folk etymology than actual fact. London is also a surname, an English and Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname originating as a habitational name for someone who came from London.
- Londyn (English)
- Londen (English)
- Lunden (Old English, English)