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Puck



Origin: Old English

Meaning: the name seems to come from a various of backgrounds, from Old English puca  to Old Norse puki, Swedish puke, Danish puge, Low German puks, Irish pooca, Welsh pwca/pwci all of which contain the meaning of an evil or malignant spirit or demon, usually referring to mischievous or wicked spirits.

Puck is also a word, referring to an ice hockey puck, a black disk made of rubber that the players hit with sticks to get into a goal.

It could also be a nickname for someone who is mischievous.

The most famous Puck is probably from Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream in which he is portrayed as a mischievous, clever elf who sets up all the trouble that follows in the play.

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