Gender: Male Meaning of Longfellow: "tall one" Origin of Longfellow: English

Longfellow Origin and Meaning

The name Longfellow is a boy's name of English origin meaning "tall one".

Longfellow is the first name of the eponymous hero of the classic 1936 film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, later remade with Adam Sandler. But it's hard to imagine a modern parent using it except as a middle name to honor the poet.

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EW314 Says:


Haha, totally agree. This is just crying out for obvious, tedious innuendo whenever he introduces himself.

lesliemarion Says:


It's a beautiful word, but I agree with nameberry. Besides boys would be ruthless, asking the boy about his "long fellow."