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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Little lamb, ewe; one with purity
  • English : From the ledge meadow; a variation of Michelle

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Clearing on a bank; ledge estate

Boy name variations

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Sussex, Suffolk, Essex, and West Yorkshire, all so named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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