Meaning and Origin of: Langhorne

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Long
  • German : A tall man

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Northern English : probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.
  • English : nickname from Middle English lang, long ‘long’ + horn ‘horn’, with various possible applications; it could have denoted a horn blower or possibly a cuckhold, or it may have referred to some physical characteristic; there is some suggestion that horn in some names may mean ‘head’ or otherwise ‘phallus’.
  • Danish : habitational name from Langhorn.
  • Dutch : nickname for someone with long ears.