Meaning and Origin of: Stern
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First name origins & meanings:
- Middle English : Serious-minded
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Last name origin & meaning:
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German stern, German Stern ‘star’, a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a star, or a Jewish ornamental name.
- English : nickname for a severe person, from Middle English stern(e) ‘strict’, ‘austere’.