Meaning and Origin of: Cable

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old French : Rope

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).
  • English : possibly from an Old English personal name, Ceadbeald.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a horseman, from Middle English cabal ‘horse’.
  • From German Göbel (see Goebel), assimilated to the English name.