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|The meaning of the name Kind:|
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son. In some cases it may be a short form of any of various names ending in -kind, a patronymic ending of Jewish surnames.
- Dutch: variant spelling of Kint, cognate with 1, also found in such forms as ’t Kind and compounds such as Jongkind.
- English: nickname from Middle English kind (Old English gecynde) in any of its many senses: ‘legitimate’, ‘dutiful’, ‘benevolent’, ‘loving’, ‘gracious’.
|Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003|
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