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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Home by the pond

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a left-handed person, from Middle High German linc, Dutch linker, links, Yiddish link ‘left (side)’. In Europe left-handed people were long regarded with suspicion as clumsy, awkward, deviant, and even untrustworthy.

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