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2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SHUR-lahk(English)

Meaning & History

Used by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his character Sherlock Holmes, who was a detective in Doyle's mystery stories beginning in 1887. The character's name was from an English surname meaning "shear lock", originally referring to a person with closely cut hair.