Dover

Origin: English, Anglo-Saxon

Meaning: an ancient place name variously recorded as Dubris, Dofras, and Doferum. The meaning is a bit tricky since there seems to be different thoughts on it. The most held belief is that the name came from Celtic origin, Dubra, meaning “waters” but there’s also another claim that it means “port of the double banks” according to this detailed, incisive article on the name’s origins, the last link below.

 

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover

http://www.dover-kent.co.uk/history/name_origin.htm

http://www.proto-english.org/dover.pdf

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