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Meaning and Origin of: Kost

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : Spiritual

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German, Dutch, Czech, etc. : from the personal name Kost, a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Constantius or Constantinus (see Constant, Constantine).
  • Polish, Czech, and German (of Slavic origin) : from Slavic kost ‘bone’, ‘knucklebone’, probably a nickname for a thin, angular person.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a grocer, from German Kost ‘provisions’, ‘food’.