Child Name Meaning: Several possible derivations. Firstly from Olde English 'cild' meaning infant, perhaps the youngest of brothers at the farthers death. Another possible meaning could be a name given to a military officer, given to the rank above soldier, due to them being in charge of 'Children'. One other possible derivation is from a young nobleman awaiting knighthood.
Possibly pre 7th century. first recorded in the doomesday book.
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