Genteel

Genteel is an English word, an adjective meaning “refined, well-mannered or polite; belonging or suited to polite society; affectedly proper or refined” which comes from Old French gentil (helpful, kind; pleasant, amiable, nice; noble family, well-born) via Latin gentilis (tribesman, clansman; of the same family or clan) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word *ǵenh₁- (to produce, to beget, to…

Gallant

Gallant refers to someone who is brave, chivalrous, noble, and courteous, and someone who was attentive to women. It was originally used to refer to someone who stylish, pompous, or dashing. It derives from a PIE root word. Gallant is also an English surname that originally derived as a nickname for someone who was cheerful or…

Curtis

Curtis comes from an English surname meaning “courteous” from Old French corteis which is derived from Latin court (court). Curtis is also the Anglicized form of Hungarian surname Kertész meaning “gardener” from kert (garden). Nicknames: Curt Origin: Latin, Hungarian Variants: Kurtis (English)