Meaning and Origin of: Klein

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Small

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch (also de Klein(e)) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German, Dutch, German klein ‘small’, or Yiddish kleyn. This was a nickname for a person of small stature, but is also often found as a distinguishing name for a junior male, usually a son, in names such as Kleinhans and Kleinpeter.

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