Meaning and Origin of Satin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Satin

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • French : Smooth fabric

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • French : metonymic occupational name for a satin merchant or specialist satin weaver, from Middle French satin ‘satin’, a word of Arabic and (ultimately) Chinese origin, a derivative of the Chinese place name Tsinkiang, whence satin silk was brought to the Middle East and Europe in the Middle Ages.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : probably a metonymic occupational name or ornamental name from Polish satyna, eastern Slavic satin ‘satin’.