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Meaning and Origin of: Gallant

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Courageous

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person, from Old French, Middle English galant ‘bold’, ‘dashing’, ‘lively’. The meanings ‘gallant’ and ‘attentive to women’ are further developments, which may lie behind some examples of the surname.
  • French : variant spelling of Galant, cognate with 1.