Meaning and Origin of: Kuhn

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from the personal name Kuno, a short form of Kunrat (see Konrad). The German word kühn, meaning ‘bold’, may have influenced the popularity of this short form, but is not necessarily the immediate source of it.
  • German : variant spelling of Kühn(e) (see Kuehn).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German kühn ‘bold’, but in some cases an altered spelling of Cohn or Kohn (see Cohen).