Feminine names based on existing male personal names are also known as 'Adam's Rib' names. They are apparently unpopular with feminists but many have been recognised as girls' names since medieval times although a large proportion are modern adaptations. The Mormons of Utah are particularly likely to adapt male names to form unusual female ones.
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|Biblical||Feminine forms of Biblical male names|
|Celtic||Feminine forms of Celtic male names|
|Germanic||Feminine forms of Saxon, Norse and Norman male names|
|Greek||Feminine forms of Greek male names|
|Latin||Feminine forms of Latin male names|
|Coinages||Feminine forms of recently coined male names|
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
Copies may be made for personal use only.
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