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Chambers Dictionary of First Names, Paperback / softback Book

Chambers Dictionary of First Names Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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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 colourfulinformation about 10,000 names in more than 4,000 entries.

It also explainschanging fashions in names, mentions famous historical,literary or cultural figures who bore a name and offersinvaluable advice on everything from cultural traditions topotential pitfalls in naming your child. Whether you're an expectant parent, have a scholarlyinterest or simply want to look up your own name or thoseof your friends, you will find Chambers Dictionary of FirstNames to be endlessly fascinating. answersbald; beaver stream; Ronan; Gertrude;both are birds: Merle means blackbird and Mavis means songthrush

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