Meaning and Origin of: Klemm

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle High German klem ‘narrow’, ‘tight’, ‘scarce’, hence a nickname for a thin or inhibited person, or alternatively a topographic name for someone living in a narrow, precipitous place, from the Middle High German noun form klemme ‘constriction’.
  • German : short form of the personal name Klemens.