Remington \r(e)-ming-ton, rem(in)-gton\ as a boy's name is pronounced REM-ing-tun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Remington is "raven-family town". The character on the TV show "Remington Steele" may have influenced use of this English surname as a given name. Also familiar to Americans as a brand of razors. Artist Frederick Remington.