What does the baby name Gentry mean? Learn about what Gentry means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Gentry - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Gentry
G-E-N-T-R-Y, is a 6-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Gentry
Meaning of Gentry
Nobility of birth, of noble birth, a gentleman.
Origin of Gentry
The name 'Gentry' is of English origin. It is derived from the Middle English word 'gentri', which means 'nobility' or 'high social status'. The name was originally used to denote individuals who belonged to the upper class or aristocracy.
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Popularity of Gentry
The popularity of the name 'Gentry' has remained relatively stable over the years. It has never been among the most popular names, but it has maintained a moderate level of usage.
Gentry currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Gentry.

Etymology of Gentry

The name 'Gentry' is derived from the Middle English word 'gentri', which is ultimately derived from the Old French word 'genterise'. The Old French word is a combination of 'gentil', meaning 'noble', and '-ise', a suffix denoting quality or condition. Therefore, the name 'Gentry' can be interpreted as 'nobility' or 'high social status'.

Cultural Significance of Gentry

The name 'Gentry' carries connotations of privilege, refinement, and social standing. It is often associated with individuals from upper-class backgrounds or those who come from families with a long history of wealth and influence.