dictionary of names


noun

a dictionary of given names that indicates whether a name is usually male, female, or unisex and often includes origins as well as meanings; for example, as by indicating that Evangeline, 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.

Nearby words

  1. dictionary,
  2. dictionary and thesaurus,
  3. dictionary attack,
  4. dictionary catalog,
  5. dictionary catalogue,
  6. dictionary.com,
  7. dictograph,
  8. dictum,
  9. dicty,
  10. dictynna

Also called names dictionary.

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