Dictionary of First Names

Dictionary of First Names

Book - 2002
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Sterling
What does David actually mean? Which famous people have shared your first name? Why might parents want to call their childPlaxy? From the most popular to the most outlandish, find out about more than 2000 names--their definitions, origin, history, and development. Of course, this dictionary is perfect if you're looking to name a new baby, but even if not, the details are captivating on their own. Lists reveal the top five first names given to children each year over the past 50 years, and how they've changed. There's information on people both real and fictional who have shared particular names, and whose fame has helped to popularize them. So whether you're checking out any Tom, Dick, or Harry; Elvis, Dylan, or Madonna; sweet Charity or Mary quite contrary, it's here!


Baker & Taylor
Covers first names drawn from Anglo-Saxon usage throughout the United Kingdom, its colonies, and the United States, offering a history of the name and a list of actors, authors, fictional characters, athletes, and others with that name as well as lists of the most popular names in England and Wales from 1944 through 2001.

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The first names in this reference are drawn from Anglo-Saxon usage throughout the UK and its colonies (including the US). Each entry includes a history of the name and a list of actors, authors, fictional characters, athletes, and others of that name, with their country of origin. Lists of the most popular names in England and Wales from 1944 through 2001 are included; there is no index. Distributed by Sterling Publishing Co. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London : Cassell, 2002
Edition: New edition
ISBN: 9780304362264
0304362263
Branch Call Number: 929.44 Room 2002
Characteristics: 670 pages ; 20 cm

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