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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. STAL-ərd  [key]
Other Forms FormsStaley

Meaning & History

Byname for a valiant or resolute person, from a reduced pronunciation of Middle English stalward, stalworth "stalwart" (an Old English compound of stǣl "place" and wierðe "worthy").
Added 3/10/2016 by anonymous
Edited 12/21/2021 by Marusero