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Little Name Meaning
English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English l¯tel, originally a diminutive of l¯t (see Light 3). Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Begin). Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’. Translation of any of various other European name meaning ‘little’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Littler, Tuttle, Litle, Spittle, Littles, Lyttle, Lile, Kettle, Litt