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Is a variant of Straus (German): surname.
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Strauss \s-trau-ss, st-rauss\ as a boy's name has the meaning "bouquet; ostrich; fight".
(number of times this surname appears in a sample database of 88.7 million names, representing one third of the 1997 US population)
1. German: nickname for an awkward or belligerent person, from Middle High German strūz ‘quarrel’, ‘complaint’.
2. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German strūze, German Strauss ‘ostrich’, hence a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an ostrich, or (among the German nobility) a nickname for someone whose coat-of-arms featured an ostrich, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird. In some cases the Jewish surname was ornamental.
3. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, Strūsso.
- Famous real-life people named Strauss
Johann Baptist Strauss Jr. Austrian composer
Richard Georg Strauss German composer
Levi Strauss: First manufacturer of blue jeans
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