Meaning and Origin of: Mock

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Devon) : from the rare Old English masculine personal name Mocca, which may be related to a Germanic stemmokk- ‘to accumulate’, ‘to be heaped up’, and hence may originally have been a nickname for a heavy, thickset person. Alternatively, it could be from Middle English mokke‘trick’, ‘joke’, ‘jest’, ‘act of jeering’, a derivative ofmokke(n) ‘to mock’, from Old French moquer.
  • German : variant of Maag.
  • German : nickname for a short, thickset man, Middle High German mocke.
  • Dutch : nickname from Middle Dutch mocke ‘dirty or wanton woman’, ‘slut’, or from West Flemish mokke ‘fat child’.