meaning of Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street meaning in Etymology Dictionary

road in Soho, London (Westminster), in mid-1960s lined with eye-catching boutiques and clothing stores, hence made use of figuratively from 1964 for English 1960s stylishness. It was named for Karnaby home, built 1683, from a surname or moved from Carnaby in Yorkshire, which will be from a Scandinavian individual name + -by (see by).