First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person, from
Old French, Middle English galant ‘bold’, ‘dashing’,
‘lively’. The meanings ‘gallant’ and ‘attentive to women’ are further
developments, which may lie behind some examples of the surname.
- French: variant spelling of
Galant, cognate with 1.
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