Meaning and Origin of Flint - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Flint

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Hard, quartz rock

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and German : topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.
  • Welsh : habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.