Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Long
- German : A tall man
Family name origins & meanings
- Northern English : probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.
- English : nickname from Middle English lang, long ‘long’ + horn ‘horn’, with various possible applications; it could have denoted a horn blower or possibly a cuckhold, or it may have referred to some physical characteristic; there is some suggestion that horn in some names may mean ‘head’ or otherwise ‘phallus’.
- Danish : habitational name from Langhorn.
- Dutch : nickname for someone with long ears.