With increases in cross-cultural marriages, adoptions of babies & children from other countries, & the resurgence of interest in cultural roots, many parents are seeking historically accurate & culturally diverse names as alternates to the more anglicized names already in popular circulation. The Best Baby Names in the World is for parents looking for original or unusual names for their child or who are interested in the history & background of their selected favorite. More than just a listing, the book focuses on names that have originated or been proven popular in 126 countries around the world. With this all-inclusive resource, readers will find the etymological or literary origins, meanings, lore, pronunciations, & variants of these names. The Best Baby Names in the World offers: . More than 10,000 ethnic names from all parts of the world . Names organized by ethnicity & national origin, making searches easier & more user-friendly . Advice on selecting the best names . Cultural cross-references that provide interesting or uncommon variations in spelling or translations . Lists of the top ten boys' & girls' names in each ethnic group & the frequency with which these names are selected . A "family name" chart that readers may use to trace the genealogy of names in their family.LifeTime Media, Inc. Staff is the author of 'Best Baby Names in the World, from Around the World From Around the World' with ISBN 9780816041329 and ISBN 0816041326.
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