Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. POW-ər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Middle English povre meaning "poor", via Old French from Latin pauper. It could have been a nickname for someone who had no money or a miser.

Related Names

VariantPowers
Same SpellingPower 1

Categories

Entry updated December 14, 2019