Origin and Meaning of the Name Germain
Miscellaneous Info for Germain
Used in:French speaking countries
Additional Info:"Germain" may be derived from the Latin adjective 'germanus' which is derived from 'germen' meaning "germ; son; offspring". It is synonymous with "brother". In French, a first cousin is called a "cousin germain".
However, the name itself might have another origin. It may come from the Celtic noun 'gairman' meaning "the neighbour people", which was the name that the Gaulish people gave to their Eastern neighbours - today the Germans.
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