List of first names. Click a letter to view the first names starting with the selected letter First names (given name, personal name or forname). What does a first name represent? We all have first names and most people have a basic knowledge of what their first name represents or means, while very few people know more details about their first names. A special branch of linguistics which studies personal names is called onomastics or onomatology. Onomastics studies the names from the linguistic, historical, anthropological, psychological, sociological, physiological and many other aspects.

When someone describes his/her name using the words ‘my name means’ or ‘this name means’, it refers to the etymology of the name, or to be more precisely, what that name represents, what its literal meaning is. Therefore, etymology studies the name origins.

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