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Origin and Meaning of Jekyll

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J is for jolly, the fun side!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

K is for kid, the child within.

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

L is for luster, your shine.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jekyll

Henry Jekyll is a fictional character.


Gertrude Jekyll was a horticulturist, garden designer, writer, artist, horticulture, and garden design. Gertrude was born on November 29th, 1843. She passed away on December 8th, 1932.


Joseph Jekyll was a Master of the Rolls and Justice of Chester. His career lasted from 1717 to 1738. He passed away on August 19th, 1738.


Dame Agnes Jekyll was an artist, writer, philanthropist, philanthropy, and writer andphilanthropist. Dame was given the name Agnes Graham on October 12th, 1861 in Scotland. Dame is also known as Graham and Agnes. She died on January 28th, 1937.


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Fun Facts about the name Jekyll

  • When was the first name Jekyll first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Jekyll is Sunday, October 22nd, 1905.
  • How unique is the name Jekyll? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Jekyll. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Jekyll: Your name in reverse order is Llykej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lkljey. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jekyll born Dec 2, 1922

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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