Meaning and Origin of: Neighbor

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Middle English neghebour, a compound of Old English nēah ‘near’ + gebūr ‘dweller’. Compare Bauer. This may have been used as a nickname for someone who was a ‘good neighbor’, or more probably it derives from the common use of the word as a term of address.
  • Translation of German Nachbar.