1. Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.
2. Exceptionally polite and attentive to women; courtly.
3. Stately; grand: a gallant pageant.
Gallant would be an awesome last name. My housemate’s dog is called Gandolf. I think I might start calling him Gandolf the Gallant. The first definition was what I expected to see. The second made me smile. Brave, spirited, noble-minded, chivalrous, exceptionally polite, attentive to women, and courtly? My, oh my. This guy would make a good Bachelor for ABC.