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Creek

Creek comes from a nature name referring to a stream of water smaller than a river or a small inlet or bay narrower than a cove. It derives from Old Norse kriki meaning “corner, nook”. The Creeks are also a Native American tribe, also known as the Muscogees. Creek is also an English surname, likely deriving from a place name for someone who lived near a creek, though it could also refer to someone who came from the village of North or South Creake in England; the name comes from a Celtic word meaning “cliff”.

Origin: Old Norse, Celtic

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Variants:

  • Creeke (English)
  • Kreek (English)
  • Kreeke (English)

 

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