Meaning and Origin of: Wood

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : From the name Woody

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Scottish : mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu).
  • English and Scottish : nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221.

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