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Origin and Meaning of Strydom

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Strydom is of Dutch origin and means "Strydom has nothing to do with handsome/business judgment/complexion, absolutely nothing. The translation from the user from Utah is also not entirely correct. Strydom comes from the Dutch Strijdom and is pronounced in 2 syllables, "stry" and "dom", "s", like in snake, "t" like in cat, "d" like in donkey, "m" like in mommy. The "o" and the "r" is not easy to pronounce for foreigners. The "o" sounds like the "o" in octopus, while the "r" is a sound most Afrikaans children only learn to say by the age of 6-7, before which they typically say "l" as in love, while when you never learned to pronounce it it's called Brei (verb), which is a speech deficit similar to lisping. To make the sound you have to put your tongue where you would if you wanted to say "l" and then roll your tongue so that is sounds almost like the French "r", except it's further out in your mouth, not in the back. Strydom can be interpreted to have 2 meanings. Broken up "stry" means "argue" and "dom" means "stupid", directly translated to "arguestupid". Alternatively it can also be broken up into "stryd" meaning battle or football "game", while "om" means over or done. There is not enough information available anywhere today to know for sure what the original meaning was, however considering that they were Dutch colonialists always caught in some or other war, chances are it meant the war is over.".
  • According to a user from Kenya, the name Strydom is of English origin and means "Handsome.. loving has good business judgment good complexion".
  • A user from Utah, United States says the name Strydom is of Dutch origin and means "Difference Over (Stryd or Strijd- To Differ) (Om - Over) Notable persons not mentioned: Johannes Gabriel Strijdom - Prime minister of South Africa -descendant of Joost Strijdom. Matthys Strijdom - Magistrate in Ermelo, South Africa. Also descendant of Joost Strijdom. Dean Strydom - natal, south africa - body builder won many body building competitions (my nephew - son of my brother, Barry Strydom -Strijdom - also direct descendants of Joost Strijdom). Elizabeth Strijdom".
Other origins: African

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Strydom

Gary Strydom is a bodybuilder. Gary was born in Durban.


Barend Strydom is a murderer. Barend was given the name Barend Hendrik Strydom in 1965.


Pieter Strydom is a cricketer.


Amanda Strydom is a singer and songwriter. Amanda was born Amanda Strydom on July 23rd, 1956 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.


Hannes was born in 1965.


William was born on March 21st, 1942. He died on February 20th, 1995.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Strydom U.S.
  White 91.48% 64.26%
  African American 3.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Strydom

People with the last name Strydom are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Strydom

  • How Popular is the name Strydom? As a last name Strydom was the 102,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Strydom? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Strydom was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Strydom: Your name in reverse order is Modyrts. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mdtsoyr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Strydom? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 176 people with the last name Strydom.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Strydom? Strydom is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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