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Type Surname (from given name & from nickname)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From a medieval given name or nickname derived from Latin paganus meaning "heathen, pagan" (from an earlier sense "rural, rustic") which was given to children whose baptism had been postponed or adults who were not overly religious.

Related Names

VariantPain
Other Languages & CulturesPagani, Pagano(Italian)
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