Meaning and Origin of: Doctor

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : according to Black, an hereditary occupational name for a physician, from Latin doctor ‘teacher’, but possibly in some cases it may have the same origin as Daughters.
  • Americanized form of German, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian Doktor.
  • Indian (Gujarat and Bombay) : Parsi occupational name for a physician, from the English word doctor.