Other Origin(s):Italian
Meaning:Fountain, water source
Water great name this is! Fontane is a masculine moniker of French and Italian origin. Derived from the Old French word fontaine, this surname-turned-first name could be considered a toponym or habitational name that was used to denote those who lived by a “fountain,” or “water source.” You might recognize this particular respelling from the like of actress Char Fontane, singing trio The Fontane Sisters, or even the gospel singer Tony Fontane.
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