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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. racinger  [key]
Other Forms FormsRacinger

Meaning & History

Ratzinger means that someone has origins in the town of Ratzing. There are several German towns with this name. RATZ means ‘Serb’. Serbs were indigenous people in Germany, and many German cities originally had Serbian names (Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Brandenburg). So, the meaning of the surname Ratzinger is – "someone who has origins from the city named after the Serbs".
Added 12/28/2022 by Honorius