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10/29/2013, 8:27 PM babycrookston
2/6/2011, 9:23 PM sophiagirl

Name Doolittle
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsDolittle
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

From a medieval nickname applied to a lazy man (from Middle English do "do" + little "little"). It was borne by the American poet Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961). A fictional bearer is Eliza Doolittle, the flower seller in Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' (1913); and a variant spelling was borne by Dr Dolittle, the physician who had the ability to talk to animals, in the series of books written by Hugh Lofting from 1920.
Added 2/6/2011 by sophiagirl