Meaning and Origin of Dame - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Dame

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • German : Lady

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Tamer

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and French : from Old French dame ‘lady’ (Latin domina ‘mistress’), originally a nickname for a foppish man or a title of respect for a widow. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a lady.