What does Liverpool mean?

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ˈlɪv ərˌpulliv·er·pool

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Liverpoolnoun

    a large city in northwestern England; its port is the country's major outlet for industrial exports


  1. Liverpoolnoun

    a seaport on Merseyside, England.

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    a town in New York State.

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    a town in Canada.

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    a town in Australia.


  1. Liverpool

    Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England. With a population of 486,100 in 2021, it is located within the county of Merseyside and is the principal city of the wider Liverpool City Region. Its metropolitan area is the fifth largest in the United Kingdom, with a population of 2.24 million.On the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, Liverpool historically lay within the ancient hundred of West Derby in the county of Lancashire. It became a borough in 1207, a city in 1880, and a county borough independent of the newly-created Lancashire County Council in 1889. Its growth as a major port was paralleled by the expansion of the city throughout the Industrial Revolution. Along with general cargo, freight, and raw materials such as coal and cotton, merchants were involved in the slave trade. In the 19th century, Liverpool was a major port of departure for English and Irish emigrants to North America. It was also home to both the Cunard and White Star Lines, and was the port of registry of the ocean liners RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and RMS Olympic. In 2019, Liverpool was the fifth most visited UK city. It is noted for its culture, architecture, and transport links. The city is closely associated with the arts, especially music. The popularity of the Beatles, widely regarded as the most influential band of all time, led to it becoming a tourist destination. Liverpool has continued to be the home of numerous notable musicians and record labels—musicians from the city have released 56 No. 1 hit singles, more than any other city in the world. The city also has a long-standing reputation for producing countless actors and actresses, artists, athletes, comedians, journalists, novelists, and poets. Liverpool has the second highest number of art galleries, national museums, listed buildings, and listed parks in the UK; only the capital, London, has more. The former Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City includes the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street. In sport, the city is best known as the home of Premier League football teams Liverpool FC and Everton FC, with matches between the two rivals being known as the Merseyside derby. The annual Grand National horse race takes place at Aintree Racecourse. Several areas of Liverpool city centre carried World Heritage Site status from 2004 until 2021; the city's vast collection of parks and open spaces has been described as the "most important in the country" by England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Its status as a port city historically attracted a diverse population from a wide range of cultures, primarily Ireland, Norway, and Wales. It is also home to the oldest black community in the UK and the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Natives of Liverpool (and some longtime residents from elsewhere) are formally referred to as "Liverpudlians" but are usually called "Scousers" in reference to scouse, a local stew made popular by sailors in the city; "Scouse" is also the most common name for the Liverpool accent and dialect. The city celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007 and was named the 2008 European Capital of Culture, which it shared with the Norwegian city of Stavanger. Its selection as a European Capital of Culture has been credited with kickstarting its economic renaissance.


  1. liverpool

    Liverpool is a city located in the United Kingdom, particularly in the country of England, known for its rich cultural history, music scene, and sports, particularly for the Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool was also the city where the influential rock band "The Beatles" originated. It is located on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, and is the fifth-most populous city in the UK. Historically, it grew as a key trade and migration port in the 18th and 19th centuries. The city is also well-known for its landmarks, such as Liverpool Cathedral, Albert Dock, and several buildings that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


  1. Liverpool

    Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, United Kingdom along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. It is the eighth most populous British city, and sixth most populous in England. In, 2011 the population was 466,400 and Liverpool at the centre of a wider urban area, the Liverpool City Region, which has a population of around 2 million people. Historically, Liverpool was a part of Lancashire. The city's urbanisation and expansion were largely brought about by the city's status as a major port. By the 18th century, trade from the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe, coupled with close links with the Atlantic slave trade, furthered the economic expansion of Liverpool. By the early 19th century, 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks, contributing to Liverpool's rise as a major city. Liverpool is also well known for its inventions and innovations, particularly in terms of infrastructure, transportation and general construction. Railways, ferries and the skyscraper were all pioneered in the city. Inhabitants of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians but are also colloquially known as "Scousers", in reference to the local dish known as "scouse", a form of stew. The word "Scouse" has also become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect. Liverpool's status as a port city has contributed to its diverse population, which, historically, were drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, particularly those from Ireland. The city is also home to the oldest Black African community in the country and the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Liverpool

    the third city and first seaport of Great Britain, in Lancashire, on the Mersey, 3 m. from the sea, formerly the chief seat of the slave interest in Britain; owed its present prosperity to the impulse of the cotton trade at the end of the 18th century; progressing rapidly it has now docks stretching six miles along the Mersey, which receive a sixth of the tonnage that visits British ports; through it passes a third of our foreign trade, including enormous imports of wheat and cotton and exports of cotton goods; it possesses shipbuilding and engineering works, iron-foundries, flour, tobacco, and chemical factories; the public buildings, town hall, exchange, colleges, and observatory are fine edifices; it was the native place of W. E. Gladstone.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Liverpool

    From an extinct bird, somewhat resembling the heron, and called the liver, that made the pool on which this city was built its home.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Liverpool is ranked #29550 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Liverpool surname appeared 798 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Liverpool.

    85.2% or 680 total occurrences were Black.
    5.3% or 43 total occurrences were White.
    4.7% or 38 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.2% or 34 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Liverpool' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1916

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Liverpool' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2028

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Liverpool in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Liverpool in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Liverpool in a Sentence

  1. Roger McGuinn:

    I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.

  2. Aaron Wallenstein:

    A woman lost her life and Ms. Liverpool took responsibility, she led an exemplary life until she had these illnesses and issues.

  3. European Super League.The:

    I want to apologize to all the fans, supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the last 48 hours, it goes without saying, but should be said, that the project put forward was never going to stand without the fans. No one ever thought differently in England.Read More.

  4. Jurgen Klopp:

    We lost our minds after the first goal, we lost our compact formation, i would say hopefully it's the most disappointing moment in my whole Liverpool FC life.

  5. Penelope Phillips-Howard:

    In any impoverished set of circumstances be it in Liverpool, or London, or anywhere in low-middle-income countries, people really struggle – women and girls really struggle to be able to manage their menstruation.

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  • Alan Jackson
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    Ain't it a Shame that Man united Got Sick Of Winning the Championship oh well it's only thirteen times So Come On Liverpool I Want You Lot To Win One Before I Die and This Year is A Yes
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