Meaning and Origin of Sinclair - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Sinclair

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Saint Clair

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish (of Norman origin) : name of a powerful Scottish clan, originally a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle in La Manche or Saint-Clair-l’Évêque in Calvados, so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Clarus (see Clare 3).
  • Jewish : Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.