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A Dictionary of First Names
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date March 5, 2007
Pages 434
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198610601
ISBN-10 0198610602
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.99
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Covers over 6,000 names in common use in English. This work covers pet names, variant spellings, and gives historical and linguistic information for names, from Aaron to Zuleika. It includes the age, origin, and meaning of the name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and who the famous historical bearers for the name are. description: Product Description: 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.

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9780198610601 | details & prices | 434 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $16.99
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