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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, today often transferred back from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name used in the 2000s, also associated with the mineral emery.

Etymologies

From medieval Germanic personal names, either a variant of Amory, from Amalric, Proto-Germanic *amal (“vigor, bravery”) + rīhhi ("ruler"), or of Henry, from Heimrich, from heim ("home") + rīhhi ("ruler"). (Wiktionary)

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