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Gender: Male Meaning of Banks: "one who lives on the hillside or riverbank" Origin of Banks: English surname Banks's Popularity in 2019: #917

Banks Origin and Meaning

The name Banks is a boy's name meaning "one who lives on the hillside or riverbank".

Banks is a topographical surname that refers not to those places where people keep their money but to riverbanks or hillsides, and specifically the people who live on them. Just as Fields is a last name that relates to people who lived in, yes, fields, so Banks was a name originally given to people who dwelled on the banks of a river. Today, used as a first name, Banks is more likely to sound like an upwardly-mobile name related to financial establishments, okay if you're going for the glitter.

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