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The New American Dictionary of Baby Names
What's in a name? This newly updated guide, which lists practically every first name current in the English language, will help you find out. Here are more than 10,000 boys' and girls' names, including the top fifty from 1925 to the present. Listings are complete with information on origins, meanings, social significance, and much more. Whether you are looking up your own ...more
Published December 1st 1991 by Signet
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This is one of my favorite books. No, I have not read it cover to cover in systematic fashion. But yes, I have browsed, skimmed, looked up, reread bits here and there, learned something new, or refreshed my memory too many times to count. Includes etymologies, historical use, and pop culture associations. Good for the parent-to-be, the writer searching for historically accurate names, trivia buffs, or your average name nut.