Name: Early

Origin and Meaning of the Name Early

  • Meaning:
    Nobleman; at the beginning, dawn
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    (UR lee)
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    English speaking countries
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    Although commonly thought to be a pet form of Earl, Early was given as a name in its own right, possibly completely unrelated to the name Earl. It was commonly given in the Victorian era, when nature names were very trendy. Thus, Early may come from its association of the time of day, or "early" as in "dawn" just as much as its association with the name Earl.

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