Surname, from a Celtic male personal name (akin to Breton Judicaël) meaning literally 'generous lord'. The name is traditionally pronounced 'jeekəl', but 'jeckəl' is also common.
Dr Henry Jekyll, the protagonist of RobertLouisStevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), a physician who discovers a drug that separates off the evil side of his character into a distinct persona, Mr Hyde
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