London Name Meaning

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Fact: The city of London is one of the most visited cities in the world, known for landmarks like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, and the London Eye.

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A Deep Dive

London Overview

Meaning

From the great river

Gender

Girl, Gender-neutral

Origin

English

Etymology

Derived from the name of the capital city of the United Kingdom, whose origin is uncertain but possibly from the Latin “Londinium.”

Pronunciation

/ˈlʌndən/

Popularity

London is a name that has gained popularity in English-speaking countries, used for both boys and girls. Recently, London has ranked within the top 200 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Cool, Aesthetic, Nature-inspired

Associated Traits

Adventurous, cosmopolitan, creative, strong
A Deep Dive

London Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Londyn, Londynn, Londen, Londonna, Londynne, Londin, Lunden, Lundon, Londona

Common Nicknames

Lonnie, Donnie, Lonny

Diminutives

Londa, Loni, Don

Famous People

  • London Fletcher
    (American Football Player)
  • London Breed
    (American Politician)
  • London Blue
    (American Musician)
  • London Elise Kress
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • London Tipton
    ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," TV Series)
  • "London Calling"
    (Song by The Clash)
  • "London Has Fallen"
    (Film)
  • London
    ("London Fields," Film)
  • "London Boy"
    (Song)
  • "A London Symphony"
    (Symphony)

Places

  • London City
    (England, UK)
  • London City
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • London Bridge
    (Arizona, USA)
  • London Park
    (California, USA)
  • London Creek
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • London Borough
    (Various Boroughs, England, UK)

What Is the Meaning of London?

London means “fortress of the moon” or “from the great river.” This name often suggests a personality that is strong and resilient, with a sense of sophistication and depth.

What Is the Origin of The Name London?

London has English origins. It is derived from the name of the capital city of the United Kingdom, which has a rich history dating back to Roman times.

London Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name London in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#2172021#2972022#3132023
Top 3 Rankings#852013#932014#942011

Annual Statistics Breakdown for London

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023313
(-16 from 2022)
984
(-87 from 2022)
0.05625
2022297
(-80 from 2021)
1071
(-284 from 2021)
0.05973
2021217
(-24 from 2020)
1355
(-141 from 2020)
0.07563
2020193
(-26 from 2019)
1496
(-231 from 2019)
0.08463
2019167
(+13 from 2018)
1727
(+80 from 2018)
0.09412
2018180
(-29 from 2017)
1647
(-326 from 2017)
0.08856
2017151
(-20 from 2016)
1973
(-383 from 2016)
0.10444
2016131
(-26 from 2015)
2356
(-563 from 2015)
0.12170
2015105
(-12 from 2014)
2919
(-370 from 2014)
0.14963
201493
(-8 from 2013)
3289
(-171 from 2013)
0.16812
201385
(+9 from 2012)
3460
(+258 from 2012)
0.17949
201294
No change from 2011
3202
(+35 from 2011)
0.16510
201194
(+15 from 2010)
3167
(+295 from 2010)
0.16344
2010109
(+13 from 2009)
2872
(+242 from 2009)
0.14648
2009122
(+34 from 2008)
2630
(+471 from 2008)
0.12987
2008156
(+128 from 2007)
2159
(+963 from 2007)
0.10366
2007284
(+67 from 2006)
1196
(+253 from 2006)
0.05651
2006351
(+185 from 2005)
943
(+405 from 2005)
0.04511
2005536
(+130 from 2004)
538
(+127 from 2004)
0.02651
2004666
(+118 from 2003)
411
(+97 from 2003)
0.02037
2003784
(+52 from 2002)
314
(+36 from 2002)
0.01565
2002836
(+10 from 2001)
278
(+8 from 2001)
0.01408
2001846
(-18 from 2000)
270
(-1 from 2000)
0.01363
2000828
(+91 from 1999)
271
(+41 from 1999)
0.01358
1999919
(+105 from 1998)
230
(+36 from 1998)
0.01181
19981024
(-2 from 1997)
194
(+6 from 1997)
0.01001
19971022
(-2 from 1996)
188
(+5 from 1996)
0.00985
19961020
(+124 from 1995)
183
(+30 from 1995)
0.00954
19951144
(-167 from 1994)
153
(-36 from 1994)
0.00796
1994977
(+307 from 1993)
189
(+57 from 1993)
0.00970
19931284
(-53 from 1992)
132
(-9 from 1992)
0.00670
19921231
(+75 from 1991)
141
(+14 from 1991)
0.00703
19911306
(+90 from 1990)
127
(+14 from 1990)
0.00625
19901396
(+219 from 1989)
113
(+27 from 1989)
0.00550
19891615
(+154 from 1988)
86
(+15 from 1988)
0.00432
19881769
(+7 from 1987)
71
(+5 from 1987)
0.00369
19871776
(+276 from 1986)
66
(+14 from 1986)
0.00352
19862052
(+809 from 1985)
52
(+20 from 1985)
0.00282
19852861
(+468 from 1984)
32
(+7 from 1984)
0.00173
19843329
(-264 from 1983)
25
(-2 from 1983)
0.00139
19833065
(+1651 from 1982)
27
(+12 from 1982)
0.00151
19824716
(-1184 from 1981)
15
(-8 from 1981)
0.00083
19813532
(+1210 from 1980)
23
(+8 from 1980)
0.00129
19804742
(+351 from 1979)
15
(+2 from 1979)
0.00084
19795093
(-1013 from 1978)
13
(-4 from 1978)
0.00075
19784080
(-812 from 1977)
17
(-6 from 1977)
0.00103
19773268
(+19 from 1976)
23
(+2 from 1976)
0.00140
19763287
(+2696 from 1975)
21
(+12 from 1975)
0.00134
19755983
(-1756 from 1974)
9
(-5 from 1974)
0.00058
19744227
(-441 from 1973)
14
(-2 from 1973)
0.00089
19733786
(+108 from 1972)
16
(+1 from 1972)
0.00103
19723894
(+416 from 1971)
15
(+2 from 1971)
0.00093
19714310
(-1102 from 1970)
13
(-7 from 1970)
0.00074
19703208
(-291 from 1969)
20
(-1 from 1969)
0.00109
19692917
(+140 from 1968)
21
(+3 from 1968)
0.00119
19683057
(+788 from 1967)
18
(+6 from 1967)
0.00105
19673845
(+113 from 1966)
12
(+1 from 1966)
0.00070
19663958
(+2581 from 1965)
11
(+6 from 1965)
0.00063
19656539
(+228 from 1964)
5
No change from 1964
0.00027
19646767
(-876 from 1963)
5
(-1 from 1963)
0.00026
19635891
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00030
19620
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19610
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19600
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0
No SSA data
0.0000
19590
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19580
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0
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0.0000
19570
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0
No SSA data
0.0000
19560
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0
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0.0000
19550
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0
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0.0000
19540
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0
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0.0000
19530
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0
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0.0000
19520
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0
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0.0000
19510
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0
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0.0000
19500
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0
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0.0000
19490
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0.0000
19480
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0.0000
19470
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0.0000
19460
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0.0000
19450
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19440
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19430
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19420
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19410
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19400
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0.0000
19390
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19380
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0.0000
19370
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19360
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19350
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19340
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19330
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19320
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19310
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0.0000
19300
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0.0000
19290
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0.0000
19280
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0.0000
19270
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0.0000
19260
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19250
No SSA data
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19240
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19230
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19220
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19210
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19200
No SSA data
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19190
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19180
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0
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19170
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0
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0.0000
19160
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19150
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19140
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19100
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0
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0.0000
19090
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0.0000
19080
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19070
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19060
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19050
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19040
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19030
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19020
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19010
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19000
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18990
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18980
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18970
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18850
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18840
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18830
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18820
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18810
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18800
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0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for London

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#3022021#3202022#3552023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#2542021#4072022#4232023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1322021#1402022#1822023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1662021#1962022#2372023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#2442021#3252022#3012023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1952021#1412022#2582023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1682021#2722022#4062023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1602021#2252022#1932023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1842021#2892022#3192023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#3262021#3852022#2562023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1292021#2292022#2362023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#2462021#2382022#4002023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1762021#2472022#2772023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1222021#2132022#1612023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1602021#1612022#1682023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1452021#2522022#1892023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#2902021#3402022#4902023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#3222021#2502022#2932023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#732021#3862022#1172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#2212021#3702022#4342023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#2332021#1852022#2302023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#2332021#4722022#2662023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#2682021#3162022#3332023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#4572021#6132022#9012023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#2542021#5302022#3602023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#3092021#3902022#5222023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2802021#2752022#5512023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#2712021#3492022#4132023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1682020#982021#2202023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#6642021#5382022#5812023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1622017#2162019#942021

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1682021#2362022#3492023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#4442021#5772022#4482023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#2412020#4682021#3682022

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#4162020#4742021#5432023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#5972018#4522020#4922023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1372020#2622021#4222022

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#2112019#2142020#1582021

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#3462019#3892022#4542023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2062017#3592019#2262021

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1952016#3342017#2942020

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#2152017#2012019#1762021

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#2122015#1032016#1652022

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1952017#2292018#1752019

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2542013#2062015#2282020

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1672012#1452013#2112015

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1152011#2642014#2432019

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2072008#2382018

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#2652010#2392018

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1272010

Popularity Rankings for London in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#3892021#4792022#2082023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#3822014

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#8732008#8372014

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is London a Name for Boys or Girls?

London is fitting for both genders, thanks to its chic and sophisticated nature, making it a memorable name for any child.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for London

  • Londyn
  • Londynn
  • Londen
  • Londonna
  • Londynne
  • Londin
  • Lunden
  • Lundon
  • Londona
  • Lonnie
  • Donnie
  • Lonny
  • Londa
  • Loni
  • Don
  • Belle
  • Kate
  • Lynn
  • Pearl
  • Dawn
  • Leigh
  • June

London in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • London Fletcher (Football Player, born 1975): An American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the NFL.
  • London Breed (Politician, born 1974): An American politician serving as the 45th mayor of San Francisco.
  • London Blue (Musician, born 1990): An American musician and songwriter known for his work in the indie music scene.
  • London Elise Kress (Actress, born 1992): An American actress and stunt performer known for her roles in films like "Into the Storm" and "Insidious: Chapter 3."
  • London Tipton ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," 2005 TV Series): A wealthy, somewhat ditzy hotel heiress and socialite who lives at the Tipton Hotel.
  • "London Calling" (1979 Song by The Clash): A punk rock anthem reflecting on social and political issues of the time.
  • "London Has Fallen" (2016 Film): An action thriller about a terrorist attack on London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister.
  • London ("London Fields," 2018 Film): A movie based on Martin Amis's novel, featuring a clairvoyant femme fatale who foresees her own murder.
  • "London Boy" (2019 Song by Taylor Swift): A pop song from the album "Lover," celebrating the singer's love for a British boyfriend and London itself.
  • "A London Symphony" (1914 Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams): A classical music composition that evokes the essence and atmosphere of London.
  • "London" (2005 Novel by Edward Rutherfurd): A historical novel spanning two millennia, chronicling the lives of several families in London.
  • "London Spy" (2015 TV Series): A British-American espionage thriller involving a chance romance between a man and an MI6 agent.
  • "London Boulevard" (2010 Film): A crime drama about an ex-convict who becomes involved with a reclusive actress while trying to escape his violent past.
  • London Carter ("The Real World: Skeletons," 2014 TV Series): A reality TV participant known for his engaging and sometimes controversial personality.
  • London City (England, UK): The capital city of England and the United Kingdom, known for its historic landmarks, cultural institutions, and financial district.
  • London City (Ontario, Canada): A city in southwestern Ontario known for its vibrant arts scene and educational institutions, including the University of Western Ontario.
  • London Bridge (Arizona, USA): A bridge relocated from London, England, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, known for its unique history and as a tourist attraction.
  • London Park (California, USA): A community park in Fresno known for its recreational facilities and family-friendly environment.
  • London Creek (British Columbia, Canada): A creek in British Columbia known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational activities.
  • London Borough (Various Boroughs, England, UK): The administrative divisions of Greater London, each known for their distinct neighborhoods and local attractions.
  • London River (Minnesota, USA): A river in Minnesota known for its natural beauty and opportunities for fishing and boating.
  • London Island (Chile): An island in the Magallanes Region, known for its remote and rugged landscape.
  • London Township (Ohio, USA): A township in Madison County known for its rural charm and agricultural community.

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