Silver

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Silver

  1. An English surname for a silversmith or a rich man, or for someone having silvery gray hair or living by a silvery brook.
  2. A surname anglicised from the German Jewish ornamental surname Silber.
  3. A male given name from the metal, or transferred from the surname.
    • 1993 Ed McBain, Mischief, William Morrow and Co., ISBN 0688102212, page 67:
      I'll level with you, Mr. Cummings." / "Silver", he corrected. / "Sounds like the Lone Ranger's horse," she said.
  4. A female given name from the metal.
    • 1993 Annie Proulx, Shipping News, Fourth Estate, ISBN 1857022424, page 121:
      "Silver here, my darling wife, insists on the services of a particular yacht upholsterer. - - - From the way he said the woman's metal name Quayle thought it was changed from a stodgier "Alice" or "Bernice".

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Latin Silvester, cognate with English Sylvester.

Proper noun[edit]

Silver

  1. A male given name.