Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Fertilized pasture
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Kent and Wiltshire, named Gore, from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ (a derivative of gār ‘spear’, with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead).
- French : nickname for a gluttonous and idle individual, from Old French gore ‘sow’ (of allegedly imitative origin, reflecting the grunting of the animal).