Chambers Dictionary of First Names

Chambers Dictionary of First Names : An Indispensable Guide to More Than 10,000 Names

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- What does the name Calvin mean? - What is the meaning of Beverley? - Which boy's name means 'little seal'? - Which girl's name means 'spear strength'? - And what links Merle and Mavis? Chambers Dictionary of First Names offers pronunciations, meanings, histories, variant spellings and other colourful information about 10,000 names in more than 4,000 entries. It also explains changing fashions in names, mentions famous historical, literary or cultural figures who bore a name and offers invaluable advice on everything from cultural traditions to potential pitfalls in naming your child. Whether you're an expectant parent, have a scholarly interest or simply want to look up your own name or those of your friends, you will find Chambers Dictionary of First Names to be endlessly fascinating. answers bald; beaver stream; Ronan; Gertrude; both are birds: Merle means blackbird and Mavis means songthrushshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 34mm | 399.16g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • CHAMBERS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 0550104291
  • 9780550104298
  • 1,315,443

About Julia Cresswell

Julia Cresswell is the author of over a dozen books, all of which are connected with the history and development of words, names and language. She has split her working life between writing and teaching, and has taught for both the Oxford universities.show more

Table of contents

10,000 names from Aaliyah to Zytashow more

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An excellent book to help with the daunting task of choosing a name for life for your child www.babyworld.co.ukshow more

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An excellent book to help with the daunting task of choosing a name for life for your child www.babyworld.co.ukshow more