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Boy Name: Straus

Name: Straus
Pronunciation: \s-traus, st-raus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: bouquet; ostrich; fight
Origin: German
Variant forms: Strauss
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 11618


Straus \s-traus, st-raus\ as a boy's name is of German origin, and the meaning of Straus is "bouquet; ostrich; fight". Surname. In the past, inns or taverns may have been named after the ostrich. Composers Johann and Richard Strauss; retailer Isidor Straus.

Straus has 1 variant form: Strauss.


Straus is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11618 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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