Dragon Family History
Dragon Name Meaning
Americanized form of French Daragon (see Deragon ). French and English: nickname perhaps for a fierce or fiery person or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession from Old French (Middle English) drago(u)n ‘snake serpent water monster’ (from Latin draco genitive draconis from Greek drakōn ultimately from derkesthai ‘to flash’). This word was applied in Late Latin to military standards in the form of windsocks so resembling snakes. English: topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a dragon (see 2 above) as in the case of William Strode called atte Dragon 1374 in Middlesex. Surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in English. French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Drago a short form of Dragwald (see Dragoo ). Polish Jewish (from Poland) and Ukrainian: from Polish dragon ‘dragoon’ (compare Dragan ). As a Jewish name it is artifical. Americanized form of Serbian Croatian and Slovenian Dragan .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022