KINGHORN

Etymology and meaning of KINGHORN


Published Information
(origin: Local) A borough in Fifeshire, Scotland. The name is derived from the Gaelic Cean-gorn or gorm, "the blue head," from the adjoining promontory. It is fancifully suggested by one writer that as the Scottish kings long had a residence in the neighborhood, the name may have been suggested by the frequent winding of the king's horn when he sallied out to the chase in this neighborhood.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import (1857).