A Dictionary of First Names
Oxford University Press, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 464 pages
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The fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including the very newest names as well as traditional names. From Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaning of
The book includes extensive appendices covering names from languages including Scottish, Irish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese names. Tables of the most popular names by year and by region are also included.
From the traditional to the rare and unconventional, this book will tell you everything you need to know about names.