Meaning and Origin of: Dent
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Happy home
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from places in Cumbria and West Yorkshire named Dent, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.
- English and French : nickname from Old French dent ‘tooth’ (Latin dens, genitive dentis), bestowed on someone with some deficiency or peculiarity of the teeth, or of a gluttonous or avaricious nature.