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Published: 29 November 2016

464 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198800514

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A Dictionary of First Names

Patrick Hanks, Flavia Hodges, and Kate Hardcastle

The Oxford Reference Collection

  • Explains the origin and meaning of names, and notes famous bearers (both historical and fictional)
  • Includes variant spellings, masculine and feminine forms, and short forms and diminutives
  • Includes fully updated appendices for names in other languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, and Scottish
  • Appendices include Irish and Welsh names, and tables of the most popular names by year and region