A Dictionary of First Names

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A Dictionary of First Names is an onomastic work of reference on given names, published by Oxford University Press, edited by Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle, and Flavia Hodges in 1990 and 2006. The second edition of 2006 (as paperback 2007) discusses a total of "over 6,000 names". An abbreviated version, A Concise Dictionary of First Names was published by Oxford Paperback Reference in 1992, and an even more concise "Oxford minireference" version entitled Babies' Names in 1995. An online version is available to paying subscribers at oxfordreference.com.

The same editors also published A Dictionary of Surnames with OUP in 1988.

References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle, and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press (2006) ISBN 9780198610601.