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Gender: Male Meaning of Squire: "esquire" Origin of Squire: French

The name Squire is a boy's name of French origin meaning "esquire". Squire and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

From the experts:

Conjures up a tweedy English country gentleman with a large paunch.

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Famous People Named Squire

Squire Bancroft (born Squire White Butterfield), English actor-manager
Squire Maugridge Boone, American frontiersman
SQuire Rushnell, American author and inspirational speaker
Squire Whipple, American civil engineer
Squire Cole Whedon, daughter of director Joss Whedon

Pop Culture References for the name Squire

: a man of high social standing who owns and lives on an estate in a rural area, esp. the chief landowner in such an area
: a title given to a magistrate, lawyer, or judge in some rural districts
: a young nobleman acting as an attendant to a knight before becoming a knight himself

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eveyalecia Says:


And actually, this name from the French "esquier" means literally "shield carrier" and was used for knights assistants long before it came to mean "a landed proprietor (of the paunchy, English variety)."

eveyalecia Says:


This doesn't make me think of an old stodgy English bloke, it makes me think of a young knight-in-training. Still, not my style.