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Type Surname
Usage Jewish
Scripts גורן(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. GORəN  [key]
Other Forms FormsGorenstein

Meaning & History

Jewish (Ashkenazic) altered form of Horn (5), under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren 'threshing floor', which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.
Added 11/15/2013 by Julia Goren
Edited 7/24/2017 by LMS and babycrookston

See Also

User submission Gören