What does cumberland mean?

Definitions for cumberland
ˈkʌm bər ləndcum·ber·land

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cumberland.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, Butcher Cumberlandnoun

    English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)

  2. Cumberland, Cumberland Rivernoun

    a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky


  1. Cumberlandnoun

    A maritime traditional county of England, bordered by Dumfries-shire, Roxburghshire, Northumberland, County Durham, Westmorland, Lancashire and the Irish Sea; part of Cumbria for administrative purposes.

  2. Cumberlandnoun

    A city in Allegheny County, Maryland, USA. Cumberland, Maryland is the county seat of Allegheny County.

  3. Cumberlandnoun

    A town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.


  1. Cumberland

    Cumberland ( KUM-bər-lənd) is a historic county in the far North West England. It covers part of the Lake District as well as the north Pennines and Solway Firth coast. Cumberland had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974, when it was subsumed into Cumbria, a larger administrative area which also covered Westmorland and parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire. In April 2023, Cumberland will be revived as an administrative entity when Cumbria County Council is abolished and replaced by two unitary authorities; one of these is to be named Cumberland and will include most of the historic county, with the exception of Penrith and the surrounding area. Cumberland is bordered by the historic counties of Northumberland to the north-east, County Durham to the east, Westmorland to the south-east, Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north.


  1. cumberland

    Cumberland can refer to several different things, typically a geographical location, depending on the context. 1) It is a historic county in the North West of England, known for its beautiful landscapes including the Lake District National Park. 2) It could also refer to various towns or cities in different parts of the world, particularly in the United States, Canada, and Australia. 3) It could also refer to Cumberland University in Tennessee, USA. 4) Additionally, Cumberland is the name of a popular style of sausage in England. 5) The Cumberland River, a major waterway in the southern United States, might also be referred to just as Cumberland. 6) Cumberland Gap is a pass through the Appalachian Mountains at the junction of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The specific meaning would depend on the context in which it is being used.


  1. Cumberland

    Cumberland is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It bordered Northumberland to the east, County Durham to the southeast, Westmorland and Lancashire to the south, and Dumfriesshire in Scotland to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 and now forms, along with Westmorland and parts of historic northern Lancashire, Cumbria.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cumberland

    a county in N. of England, of mountain and dale, with good agricultural and pasture land, and a rich coal-field on the coast, as well as other minerals in the interior.

Editors Contribution

  1. Cumberland

    In MD Allegany county.

    Submitted by anonymous on September 3, 2019  

  2. Cumberlandnoun

    Land of the peaks or Peak Dtstrict

    Etymology: Cumbra = Hill, Peak or Summit

    Submitted by pauld.05757 on November 14, 2021  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cumberland

    The land of the Cymri.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cumberland is ranked #13578 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cumberland surname appeared 2,233 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cumberland.

    87.1% or 1,945 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 167 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 46 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce cumberland?

How to say cumberland in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumberland in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumberland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for cumberland

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for cumberland »


Find a translation for the cumberland definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"cumberland." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/cumberland>.

Discuss these cumberland definitions with the community:

1 Comment
  • pauld.05757
    The Cymri never lived in Cumberland.
    I translate it as "Land of the peaks" or "Peak District"
    LikeReply2 years ago

Are we missing a good definition for cumberland? Don't keep it to yourself...

Image or illustration of


Credit »

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Browse Definitions.net


Are you a words master?

a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
  • A. rung
  • B. hypostatization
  • C. flapper
  • D. exponent

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for cumberland: