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Everly

Everly comes from an English surname derived from a place name. It means “wild boar clearing” from Old English eofor (wild boar; boar) and lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow) which comes from Proto-Germanic *lauhaz (clearing, meadow) derived from Proto-Indo-European *lowkos- (clearing, open space), a cognate of Latin lūcus (sacred grove, wood). It’s also possibly that it’s a combination of the English word ever meaning “at all times; continuously; always” combined with the ly- suffix from above. Ever comes from Old English ǣfre (ever), perhaps a contraction of ā (always, ever) +‎ in fēore (in life) both of which derive from a PIE source.

Origin: Old English, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Everley (English)
  • Everleigh (English)

 

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