A World of Baby Names

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Penguin, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 625 pages
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One of the most comprehensive baby name reference guides available, featuring more than 30,000 baby names, has been revised and expanded. Each chapter focuses on names from specific countries, regions, and ethnicities, including details about traditional naming customs. Each entry contains various spellings and pronunciations, as well as the name's meaning, history, etymology, and derivations.

 

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An extremely handy compilation of names organized by gender, nationality, religious, and a few less obvious categories. I dip into it pretty regularly for character names when I'm writing fiction ... Read full review

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I looked up my sons name Eliki. It doesn't derive from Alex . It derives from Eric in both Tongan and Samoan. Eliki is a Pronounce eh-lee-key. Not ah-lay-kee.. Spelling would be aleki.

Contents

African Names
1
AfricanAmerican Names
17
American Names
28
Biblical Names
65
Chinese Names
78
Czech and Slovak Names
81
English Names
93
French Names
149
Korean Names
366
MuslimArabic Names
369
Mythology and Astrology Names
389
North American Indian Names
404
Polish Names
423
Polynesian Names
446
Portuguese Names
452
Romanian Names
464

German Names
176
Greek Names
197
Hawaiian Names
218
HinduIndian Names
244
Hungarian Names
269
Irish Names
279
Italian Names
312
Japanese Names
334
JewishHebrew Names
340
Russian Names
468
Scandinavian Names
480
Scottish Names
506
Southeast Asian Names
529
Spanish Names
533
Welsh Names
564
Bibliography
577
Index
579
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Teresa Norman is the author of The African-American Baby Name Book and A World of Baby Names.

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