Meaning and Origin of Cord - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Cord

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Rope

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Northern Irish : reduced form of McCord.
  • Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Corde, from Old French corde ‘string’, ‘rope’ (Latin c(h)orda, from Greek khordē), a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for a habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons.
  • Dutch : variant of Kort ‘short’.