Inspired Baby Names from Around the World 6,000 International Names and the Meaning Behind Them

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  • Copyright: 2015-04-21
  • Publisher: New World Library
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Thousands of Names and the Blessings They Can Impart

This unique guide includes 6,000-plus names from all corners of the globe, and each entry illuminates the name’s distinctive spiritual, historical, and cultural background — its poetry. Names, from the traditional to the newly coined, are fully explained. Pronunciation guide, origin, alternate spellings, and meaning are enhanced by the affirmation carefully chosen for each name. Lists of names by meaning, names by ethnicity, and most popular names by decade provide easy reference. Whether your aim is to honor ancestors, capture a child’s essence, or convey parental hopes, Inspired Baby Names from Around the World will help you greet and bless your new baby with heartfelt meaning.

Author Biography

Neala Shane became interested in religious studies and began researching the meanings behind names, collecting quotations from various sources. She eventually turned this curiosity into a full-time pursuit, collecting the names and writing this book. She has a website that allows seekers to learn more about their own names, and explore options for naming their children: www.bestbabynamesfortoday.com

Table of Contents


Naming Customs
Name Change
Abbreviations Key
Pronunciation Guide

Female Names
Male Names

Most Popular Names by Decade
Grandparent Names
Most Popular Pet Names
Names by Meaning Index
Names by Ethnicity Index
Affirmation Authors and Sources
Acknowledgments and Permissions
About the Author

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