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Resources on personal names and family names, and their meanings, etymologies and origins. - The largest database of given names and surnames/family names (and their etymology) on the internet.

General native American names

Another site for general native American names

Armenian names and their meanings

Gothic Names

Database of names in early Germanic languages - Older page courtesy of the University of Duisburg.

Database of Nordic names - Names, old and new, in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Faroese, Icelandic, Sami and Greenlandic languages, Old Norse and names from northern European mythologies.

Iranian names - This site is particularly good because it also shows which names are of Turkish, Kurdish or Arabic origin, as well as which names are typically Zoroastrian.

Medieval Names archive - List of medieval and renaissance names

American surnames

The 1000 commonest surnames in Quebec - Courtesy of the Statistics Institute of Quebec.

Table of Translated Names - Work in progress, courtesy of Thande. A table of the commonest male and female given names that shows their existing variants in 20 different languages: English, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, Russian, German, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Ethiopian, Arabic and Hebrew.

Russian Names for Writing Alternate History: A Beginner's Guide, courtesy of Alex Shalenko of

Common Shona Names - Typical names of one of the southern Bantu ethnicities.

Greek Names of Certain Cities

Latvian Surname Project - A wiki project collecting and researching all manner of Latvian surnames (family names).

Fantasy name generators

Medieval Roman names advice

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