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Trevor
Gender Male
Meaning Big Village
Prudent
Origin Welsh, Irish
Popularity Popular names page

Trevor can be a male given name or a surname. It is also a place-name in Wales.

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Etymology

Trevor can be a given name or surname of Welsh origin (as a given name Trefor in Welsh): also a habitational name from any of the numerous places in Wales, in particular the one near Llangollen, from the Welsh tre(f), meaning "homestead", or "settlement" and a form of mawr, meaning "large".

Trevor is also a name of Irish origin. It is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair (descendant of Treabhar), a byname meaning "industrious", "tight", or "prudent".

As a given name

Notable people with the forename Trevor include:

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Other uses of the name

Places

in the United States

in Wales

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Wiktionary

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Trevor

  1. A male given name, from Welsh Trefor. Popular in the UK in the 1950s and the 1960s.

Quotations

  • 1941 Graham Greene, The Destructors, Collected Stories, Heinemann 1941, page 327
    He never wasted a word even to tell his name until that was required of him by the rules. When he said 'Trevor' it was a statement of fact, not as it would have been with the others a statement of shame or defiance. - - - There was every reason why T., as he was afterwards referred to, should have been an object of mockery - there was his name ( and they substituted the initial because otherwise they had no excuse not to laugh at it ) - - -

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