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A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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This brand new edition of the fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including newly created names and traditional names that have been newly discovered. 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 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 featured fully updated appendices covering names in other languages, including Scottish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese. New to this edition are 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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198610601
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Baby Names
Author:
Hanks, Patrick
Author:
null, Patrick
Author:
Kate, Hardcastle
Author:
null, Hardcastle
Author:
Hodges, Flavia
Author:
null, Flavia
Subject:
Names, personal
Subject:
Reference | Subject area reference
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Baby Names
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Publication Date:
20070305
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
145 line illus.
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.72x5.08x1.13 in. .78 lbs.

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