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Meaning and Origin of: Dunn

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Brown

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’.
  • English : nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.
  • Scottish : nickname from Gaelic donn ‘brown’. Compare 1.