Meaning and Origin of: Gatlin

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname from Old English gœdeling ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’.
  • Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or gōd ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’. Compare 1.