From a nickname derived from French chevalier
, itself from cheval
meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus
From the noble title, which was originally from Latin dux
"leader". It was a nickname for a person who behaved like a duke, or who worked in a duke's household.
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl
meaning "nobleman, warrior"
. It was either a nickname for one who acted like an earl, or an occupational name for a person employed by an earl.
From a nickname meaning "(sovereign) prince"
in German. The word fürst
itself is derived from Old High German furisto
From the German noble title Graf
, ultimately from Greek γραφευς (grapheus)
From Dutch heer "lord, master"
, a nickname for a person who acted like a lord or who worked for a lord.
From a German title meaning "duke"
, a nickname for a person who either acted like a duke or worked in a duke's household.
in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
From the Dutch title jonkheer
meaning "young lord"
. It was originally a medieval noble designation (not an actual title) for a young nobleman.
From Middle High German keiser
, originally a nickname applied to someone who acted kingly. The title ultimately derives from the Roman name CAESAR
KAUR Indian (Sikh)
, ultimately from Sanskrit कुमारी (kumari)
meaning "girl". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh female followers the surname Kaur
and all males Singh
. In many instances, it is also used as a middle name with the family name serving as the surname.
From Old English cyning "king"
, originally a nickname for someone who either acted in a kingly manner or who worked for or was otherwise associated with a king.
in Polish. The name referred to one who acted like a king or was connected in some way with a king's household.
KUMAR Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "boy, prince"
From a given name that was derived from Old English cwen
meaning "queen, woman"
. In some occurrences it may have been a nickname.
REY (1) English, Spanish, French, Catalan
in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex
), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.