Middle English flameng, from late Old English Flæmingi, from Old Norse Flǽmingr, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc, Vleminc, from Old Frisian (unattested) (cf. West Frisian Flaming), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and the patronymic suffix -ing ‘belonging to, descended from’. More at Flanders.
Fleming (plural Flemings)
- A native or inhabitant of Flanders in Belgium.