Lionel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English diminutive of French Léon, Latin Leo "lion", or of the Middle English nickname Lion. [1]

Proper noun[edit]

Lionel

  1. A male given name of mostly British usage.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 1, Act II, Scene IV
      His grandfather was Lionel, Duke of Clarence,
      Third son to the third Edward, King of England.
      Spring crestless yeomen from so deep a root?
    • 1953 L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between, Hamish Hamilton, 1974, page 49-50
      "Yes. You see, I was born under the sign of Leo, though it's not my real name."
      "What is your real name?"
      I saw Marcus looking at me, but I couldn't refuse to tell her.
      "It's Lionel. But don't tell anyone."
      "Why not?"
      "Because it's rather a fancy name."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lionel

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Lionel.