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The surname has two sources.[1]


English Wikipedia has articles on:
Donald Trump (sense 1.1)

Proper noun

Trump (plural Trumps)

  1. A surname, from German​.
    • 1861, Anthony Trollope, chapter XXXII, in Orley Farm[1]:
      The house at which he was to lodge had been selected with considerable judgment. It was kept by a tidy old widow known as Mrs. Trump; but those who knew any thing of Hamworth affairs were well aware that Mrs. Trump had been left without a shilling, and could not have taken that snug little house in Paradise Row and furnished it completely out of her own means.
    1. (politics) Used specifically of Donald Trump (b. 1946), a businessman, television personality and president of the United States of America (2017-2021).
      • 2017 December 3, Kayleigh Roberts, “Yara Shahidi Just Asked Hillary Clinton About That Very Uncomfortable Trump Debate”, in Harper's BAZAAR[2]:
        During their interview, Shahidi asked Clinton about the uncomfortable second presidential debate, during which Trump stalked her around the stage.

Derived terms

(all terms are derived from Donald Trump)


  • Translingual: donaldtrumpi



  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Trump is the 8,484th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3,886 individuals. Trump is most common among White (95.6%) individuals.

See also


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003) , “Trump”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 505: “1. English (Devon): metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe ‘trumpet’. 2. German (Bavaria): metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumpe ‘drum’.”



Possibly from Middle High German trumbe (drum); see trommeln (to drum) and Trommel (drum).

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Trump m or f (genitive Trumps)

  1. A surname​.