First name origin & meaning:
English: Welcome guest
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from places in Devon and
Warwickshire called Welcombe, from Old English well(a)
‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cumb ‘broad, straight valley’.
- English: nickname for a well-liked person or one noted for his
hospitality, from Middle English welcume, a calque of Old
French bienvenu or Old Norse velkominn.
form of Canadian French Bienvenue, found in New England.
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