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Word/nameWelsh, Irish
Meaning"homestead, prudent"

Trevor is a given name and surname of Welsh and Irish origin.


Trevor can be a given name or surname of Welsh origin (as a given name Trefor in Welsh): also a habitational name from any of the numerous places in Wales, in particular the one near Llangollen, from the Welsh tre(f), meaning "homestead", or "settlement" and a form of mawr, meaning "large, big", cf. Bryn Mawr.

Trevor is also a name of Irish origin. It is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair (descendant of Treabhar), which may be an Irish spelling of the Welsh name, a byname meaning "industrious", "ambitious", or "prudent"; as a given name it is typically masculine, however in North America it can be (albeit rarely) a female name.[1]

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The Trevor dynasty have for centuries been associated with the Llangollen and Chirk areas in Denbighshire, north-east Wales:

Notable people with the surname Trevor include:

Fictional characters include:

As a given name[edit]

Notable people with the forename Trevor include:

Fictional characters[edit]

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