Etymology of First Names

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Multicultural and quite lengthy. Search for names, and search for “words in meaning” as well as “words in description” of the names.

http://www.behindthename.com/

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4 Comments

  1. acilius

     /  November 20, 2008

    Thanks for the link! That is a nifty site. I love the “First name translator.”

  2. cymast

     /  November 20, 2008

    I somehow knew you’d find it nifty . .

  3. cymast

     /  November 20, 2008

    . . and you’re welcome!

    That site could be a fun introduction for the students in your etymology class.

  4. acilius

     /  November 20, 2008

    Yes, I’ve sent some students to it in the past. I have them make a group presentation, a couple of groups have included that site in presentations involving the etymology of English names.

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