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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.


Variant of Courtenay, an aristocratic Norman surname derived from place names in Normandy, Latin Curtenus, a personal name from curtus "short" + -ācum, locative case = "domain of Curtenus". (Wiktionary)



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