Mallory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Recently (past 100 years) it has been described as an Anglo-Norman nickname for an unfortunate person Maillorie, Malleorre, corresponding to the Old French adjective maleüré (unhappy, unlucky), from Old French noun maleür (unhappiness, bad luck), French malheur.

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Proper noun[edit]

Mallory

  1. An English surname​. of Norman origin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname.
  4. (cryptography) Often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: Mallet). See Alice and Bob.

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