Tam: வெல்லிங்டன் velliṅṭaṉ

‘(Duke of) Wellington’ [Jakkatalla] Town, Tamil Nadu 

The Wellington Barracks in the Nilgiri Hills was originally known as Jakkatalla/Jagathala: there is a Badaga Village with that name further north [Tam/Bad: cakke, ‘jackfruit’; and tala(i), ‘head’, ‘point’].

It was renamed Wellington in 1860 after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, who fought as a miltary commander in India during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798–99) and the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803–1805), and served as Governor of Seringapatam and Mysore.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Tamil Nadu place names.