Meaning and Origin of: Coard

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Old French corde ‘string’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for an habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons.
  • French : variant of Couard, a derogatory nickname from Old French couard‘coward’, ‘poltroon’, a compound of coe ‘tail’ + the pejorative suffix -ard.