Origin:British
Popularity:501
Meaning:Weir; Ford
Crew is a boy’s name of British origin. Newly popular as a given name, this simple title dates back to 16th century Wales, only then, it was a surname. Spelled Crewe, this was the surname of families who originated from the town of the same name. An easy identifier of where these adventurers began their journey, this name may inspire the same wanderlust in your little one, too. In Welsh, the noun cryw is where the English spelling of Crew is derived. This is where the name’s meaning comes from, as it refers to a weir or ford dam-like structure that was paramount to the area’s fishing industry at the time. With such a rich history to explore, baby Crew will have plenty to keep him occupied as he delves deeper into the culture behind his name.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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