Meaning and Origin of: Gore

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Fertilized pasture

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Kent and Wiltshire, named Gore, from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ (a derivative of gār ‘spear’, with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead).
  • French : nickname for a gluttonous and idle individual, from Old French gore ‘sow’ (of allegedly imitative origin, reflecting the grunting of the animal).