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nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English leoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English lioht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words leoht and lioht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English l¯t ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press