Meaning and Origin of Gershon - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Gershon

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Yiddish : Stranger in exile

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Jewish : from the Hebrew personal name Gershon, Gershom, of uncertain origin. It may mean ‘exile’, but is usually interpreted as ‘sojourner’, from Hebrew ger sham meaning ‘a stranger there’.