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Meaning and Origin of: Silver

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : White

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Middle English silver ‘silver’, hence a nickname for a rich man or for someone with silvery gray hair, or a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
  • English : topographic name from any of the various streams in different parts of England named with this word, probably from the silvery appearance of the water.
  • Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Silber.