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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Ground without slope

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Platt or Platt Bridge in Lancashire, named in Middle English with Old French plat ‘flat’, ‘thin’ (see Platte), in the dialect sense ‘plank bridge’.
  • English : topographic name from Middle English plat ‘plot of land’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English plætt).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname from German platt ‘flat’.
  • German : variant of Platte 3.

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