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Meaning and Origin of: Landa

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Violet flower, modest

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway, so named from the plural of land (see Land 1).
  • Czech : from a short form of the personal name Mikulanda, a derivative of Mikuláš, Czech form of Greek Nikolaos (see Nicholas).
  • Polish : nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić ‘to ask insistently’, ‘badger someone’.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : variant of Landau.
  • Spanish and Basque : topographic name from the Basque landa ‘meadow’. There is a place of this name in Álava province, Basque Country, and the surname may in fact be a habitational name from this place.