The Penguin Dictionary of First Names, Paperback

The Penguin Dictionary of First Names Paperback


What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits.

Now fully updated for its second edition, with 150 new entries, "The Penguin Dictionary of First Names" takes a close look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from all parts of the English-speaking world.

Detailed and informative, it is essential reading for expectant parents and for anyone who is intrigued by the story attached to each name.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780141013985



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