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Meaning and Origin of: Kam

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hindi : Lotus
  • Hawaiian : Precious one
  • Slavic : Fragrant evergreen tree with fragrant flowers
  • Irish : Warrior chief
  • Teutonic : To cover, veil, or hide

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Dutch and Yiddish kam ‘comb’, hence a metonymic occupational name either for a comb maker or for a wool comber or fuller.
  • Reduced form of Dutch van der Kam, from Middle Dutch kamme ‘brewery’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a brewery or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
  • Reduced form of Dutch van Kam, a habitational name for someone from Chaam (formerly Kam) near Breda.
  • Chinese : variant of Gan 1.
  • Chinese : variant of Jin 1.