Means

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: shortened form of McMeans.
  2. English: habitational names from East and West Meon in Hampshire, which take their names from the Meon river. The word is Celtic but of uncertain meaning, possibly ‘swift one’.
  3. nickname from Middle English mene ‘inferior in rank’, ‘of low degree’ (from Old English gemǣne), or from Middle English mene ‘moderate in behaviour’ (from Old French mëen, mean).

This name appears in the following lists: First Ladies

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