Warren (name)

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Warren (/ˈwɒrn/) is a common English & Irish surname and a masculine given name derived from the French surname, "de Warenne", a reference to various places named La Varenne and Varennes. The placename is thought to be derived from the Old French warir or garir, from the Proto-Germanic war-, meaning "to protect or defend." Alternately, the derivation could be from the Gaulish word varenna, meaning "enclosed area," related to varros "post."[1][2][3]

People with the name "Warren" include:


Family name
Pronunciation /ˈwɒrn/
Region of origin England, Ireland

Given name[edit]

Pronunciation /ˈwɒrn/
Gender Male
Word/name Teutonic
Meaning "Enclosure" or "from La Varrene"


  1. ^ "Online Etymology Dictionary: Warren". etymonline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  2. ^ "View Name: Warren". behindthename.com. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Popularity of the Name Warren". Retrieved 2007-09-28.