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A Concise Dictionary of First Names

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By: P Hanks and F Hodges

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 2001 | #118117 | ISBN: 0198662599
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Lists and explains all the conventional names in use in the English-speaking world, together with many rare and unconventional ones. The linguistic origin of each name is explained along with its meaning and it also discusses the history of individual names, together with any historical or cultural associations - such as names borne by saints, kings and queens, or characters from literature or films. European names which have become established in English are included, and pronunciation guidance is provided for difficult or unusual names.


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