A Dictionary of First Names

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 434 pages
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"This brand new edition of the fascinating and informative book covers over 6,000, including newly created names and traditional names that have been newly discovered. It will tell you the age, origin, and meaning of the name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and notes famous bearers (both historical and fictional). It covers alternative spellings, short forms and pet forms, and masculine and feminine forms, as well as help with pronunciation. The edition features fully updated appendices covering names in other languages, including appendices of Irish and Welsh names, and tables showing the most popular names by year and region. This is the most comprehensive paperback first names dictionary available. From the traditional to the rare and unconventional, this book will tell you everything you need to know about names. Patrick Hanks is a lexicographer and linguistic researcher, and is well known as a names specialist. Flavia Hodges is a philologist, lexicographer and publisher. Kate Hardcastle is a lexicographer, and names specialist."
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
Aa
Bb
Cc
Dd
Ee
Xx
Yy
Zz
Arabic Names
Chinese Names
French Names
German Names
Indian Names

Ff
Gg
Hh
Ii
Jj
Kk
LI
Mm
Nn
Oo
Pp
Qq
Rr
Ss
Tt
Uu
Vv
Ww
Irish Names
Italian Names
Japanese Names
Russian Names
Scandinavian Names
Scottish Names
Spanish Names
Welsh Names
Unisex Names
Most Popular Names in England and Wales 2003
Most Popular Names in Scotland 2004
Most Popular Names in the Republic of Ireland 2004
Most Popular Names in the United States 2003
Most Popular Names in Australia New South Wales 2003
Most Popular Names in New Zealand 2003
Most Popular Names in England and Wales 19542003
Most Popular Names in the United States 19542003
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Patrick Hanks is a lexicographer and linguistic researcher, and is well known as a names specialist.

Flavia Hodges is a philologist, lexicographer, and publisher.

Kate Hardcastle is a lexicographer, and names specialist.

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