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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Stream
  • Czechoslovakian : Tree
  • Greek : Bed

Family name origins & meanings

  • Swedish (Ström) and Danish (Strøm) : from ström ‘current’, probably an arbitrarily adopted ornamental name but possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a river.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from Old Norse straumr ‘current’, ‘stream’.
  • German : variant of Strahm.
  • Dutch : from Middle Dutch stroom, of uncertain meaning.
  • Polish : topographic name for someone who lived on a steep slope, from strom ‘slope’ or stromy ‘precipitous’.
  • Czech : topographic name or nickname from strom ‘tree’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : topographic or ornamental name, from German Strom ‘stream’, ‘river’.

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