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  1. An English surname from a nickname for a gregarious person.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      When we had all laughed and applauded till we were faint, Starling, not to be outdone, favoured us with a more modern saltatory entertainment in the Lancashire clog manner — to the best of my belief, the longest dance ever performed []
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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