First name origins & meanings:
- Old English: Long
- German: A tall man
First name variations: Langdon, Langford, Langley, Langston, Langtry, Lang
Last name origins & meanings:
- Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor
place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English
lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a
topographic name with the same meaning.
- English: nickname from
Middle English lang, long ‘long’ + horn ‘horn’,
with various possible applications; it could have denoted a horn
blower or possibly a cuckhold, or it may have referred to some
physical characteristic; there is some suggestion that horn in
some names may mean ‘head’ or otherwise ‘phallus’.
- Danish: habitational name from Langhorn.
- Dutch: nickname for someone
with long ears.
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