Meaning and Origin of Gentle - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Gentle

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • American : Kind

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : nickname, sometimes ironic, from Middle English, Old French gentil ‘well born’, ‘noble’, ‘courteous’ (Latin gentilis, from gens ‘family’, ‘tribe’, itself from the root gen- ‘to be born’).