gower boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old English: Crooked coastline
  2. French: Harness maker

First name variations: Gowell, Gowar

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English (of Norman origin): regional name for someone from the district north of Paris known in Old French as Gohiere.
  2. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Gouy (from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum), with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French suffix -er.
  3. English: from a Norman personal name, Go(h)ier, cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder.
  4. Welsh: from the peninsula in southern Wales, of which the Welsh name is Gŵyr.
  5. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gauer.
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