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Subject: Re: Mayken
Author: elbowin   (Authenticated as elbowin)
Date: November 29, 2017 at 4:58:21 AM
Reply to: Mayken by LiaMaria
It is clearly a Dutch and Low German diminutive of a name beginning in May- (or Mai-, Mei-, Mey-, Mij-,...all pronounced the same). Spelling wasn't normalised at that time, specially the diphthong ei can have many forms. Besides the obvious Maria, the source name can also be derived from the Germanic name element Megin- "big, great", such as Meinhild.

--elbowin

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