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Little is a surname in the English language . The name is derived from the Middle English littel, and the Old English lȳtel, which mean "little". In some cases the name was originally a nickname for a little man . In other cases, the name was used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name . Early records of the name include: Litle, in 972; Litle, in about 1095; and le Lytle, in 1296. The surname has absorbed several non English- language surnames. For example, Little is sometimes a translation of the Irish Ó Beagáin, meaning "descendant of Beagán".