Meaning and Origin of: Doe

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Female deer; Nickname for almost any “D”

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Scottish : nickname for a mild and gentle man, from Middle English do ‘doe’ (Old English ).
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France. The place name is either a dramatic reduction of Latin Augusta ‘(city of) Augustus’, or else derives from the Germanic element auwa ‘water meadow’, ‘island’.