Meaning and Origin of: Trevor

Trevor is a boy's name of Welsh origin. Spelled Trefor in Welsh, Trevor means “large settlement.”

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Crossing
  • Irish : Cautious

Family name origins & meanings

  • Welsh : habitational name from any of the numerous places in Wales, in particular the one near Denbigh, so named from Welsh tre(f) ‘homestead’, ‘settlement’ + a mutated form of mawr ‘large’.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair ‘descendant of Treabhar’, a byname meaning ‘industrious’, ‘prudent’.

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