From School Library Journal
YA-- A wonderful book that provides the origins of 7,000 names found in the English-speaking world, giving their history, usage trends, and explaining how they are used in other languages. In addition, each entry highlights influences that determine popularity. Supplements list names from the often difficult to find Arab world and the Indian subcontinent.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
`Review from previous edition A book on names is a must-have for every parent-to-be, and this is one of the most comprehensive titles' The Independent
`I have returned to this dictionary again and again for sheer pleasure' Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times
`full of anecdotal material as well as historical facts' Glasgow Herald
`a colourful hunting ground and interesting reading' Maternity and Mothercraft
`the best available work on the subject' Verbatim
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