Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. LAS-ee(English)
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Meaning & History

From a diminutive of the northern English word lass meaning "young girl", a word probably of Norse origin. This name was used by the author Eric Knight for a collie dog in his novel Lassie Come-Home (1940), later adapted into a popular film and television series.

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Entry added April 25, 2021