Literary surname

Crusoe Origin and Meaning

The name Crusoe is a boy's name of English origin.

Crusoe, as in castaway hero Robinson, is a literary invention by author Daniel Defoe. The character says his name is an Anglicization of the German Kreutznaer, which may be a place name or mean a crossing of the river Nahe. Short form Cru was given to nearly 50 boys in a recent year.

Crusoe in Pop Culture

  • "Robinson Crusoe" novel by Daniel Defoe