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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name today representing transferred use of the surname.

Etymologies

English surname derived from a Middle English diminutive of Elie, Old French form of Elias or Elijah, meaning "my God is Jehovah". As a Scottish surname it may also represent Gaelic Elloch from a word meaning a dam or bank. (Wiktionary)

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