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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PROWS  [key]
Other Forms FormsProuse, Prue, Preuss, Prause, Prauss, Praus, Prus, Preus, Prewse, Pruce, Prose, Prows, Prow, Prew, Preüss, Preüs, Spruce, Sprewse, Sprous, Sprows, Sprouse, Sproul, Sprouls, Sprowls, Sprowl, Sproull, Sproule, Spruell, Spruiell, Spruill, Proulx, Proust, Pruitt, Pruett, Prou, Spross, Sprosse, Brause, Prose, Prewett, Proud, Prout, Proude, Braus, Brus, Spruance

Meaning & History

Nickname for a person who was proud, haughty, brave or valiant, derived from Old French prous, prou, preux, proz and prouz meaning "proud, brave, valiant". A famous bearer was David Prowse (1935-2020), an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor who portrayed the villain Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.
Added 1/22/2022 by General9696
Edited 4/3/2022 by General9696