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[ dik-shuh-ner-eeuhv neymz ]
/ ˈdɪk ʃəˌnɛr i əv ˈneɪmz /
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noun
a dictionary of given names that indicates whether a name is usually associated with masculine or feminine gender identity, or whether it is common across genders, and that often includes origins as well as meanings; for example, as by indicating that Evangeline, a name usually given to girls, meaning “good news,” comes from Greek. Used primarily as an aid in selecting a name for a baby, dictionaries of names may also include lists of famous people who have shared a name and information about its current popularity ranking.
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Also called names dic·tion·ar·y .
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