Stahr (m)
I have a question on the surname Stahr (as in the surname of F. Scott Fitzgerald's character, Monroe Stahr).I'm guessing that it's probably German, but I can't seem to find a meaning for it. Does anyone have more information? Is it, in fact, German?Thanks.
___________________________http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9546055
Tags:  Stahr
vote up1vote down

Replies

vote up1vote down
At first glance I thought it looked German (I take German) but I didn't recognize it as coming from any sort of root and a I looked it up on dict.cc which is the site I use most as a dictionary. It doesn't have anything. After doing a quick google, I found a family's website that mentioned something about Stahrs in Denmark. So I looked it up on a Danish dictionary site (you'd think that if it were Danish it would have a similar German equivalent which doesn't seem to exist) and I couldn't fine anything. I'm sure you've already found that website too. Sorry I couldn't be of more use!
vote up1vote down
Stahr is a German surname, as is Stähr. This last is an old word for a ram; so perhaps a nickname, the significance of which I leave to your imagination.
vote up1vote down