Bibliography, Helpful Sources, & Reading List
The Reading List
In addition to the sources below, I have also been given information on names by helpful web surfers. I thank you.
Bardsley, Charles Waring Endell. 1967 A Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames.
Black, George Fraser. 1993. The Surnames of Scotland: their origin, meaning, & history.
Blackie, Lorna. 1987 Clans and Tartans: The Fabric of Scotland. London: Quintet Publishing, Ltd.
Brice, Christopher. 1984. Names for the Cornish. Redruth: Dyllansow Truarn.
Cairney, C. Thomas. 1989. Clans & Families of Ireland and Scotland.
Coghlan, Peg. 1998. Irish Names for Children.
Coghlan, Ronan, with Rehan, Ida and Joyce, P.W. 1989. Book of Irish Names - First, Family & Place Names. New York: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.
Conway, D.J. 1999. The Celtic Book of Names: Traditional Names from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Citadel Press Book, published by Carol Publishing Group.
Dixon, Piers. 1973. Cornish Names. Probus: P. Dixon.
Dorward, David. 1992. Scottish Surnames.
Dunkling, Leslie. 1986. Guinness Book of Names. Great Britain: Guinness Books.
Dunkling, Leslie. 1978. Scottish Christian Names: An A-Z of First Names. London: Johnston and Bacon.
Dwelly, Edward. 1997. Dwelly Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary. 10th Ed. Birlinn Ltd.
Ellefson, Connie Lockhart. 1995. The Melting Pot of Baby Names. 3rd ed. F&W Publications, Inc.
James Grant. 1992. Scottish Tartans in Full Color. NY, Dover Publications, Inc.
Grehan, Ida. The Dictionary of Irish Family Names.
Grenham, John. 1993. Clans & Families of Ireland; The Heritage & Heraldry of Irish Clans & Families. New Jersey: Wellfleet Press.
Gruffudd, Heini. 1980. Enwau Cymraeg I Blant / Welsh Names for Children. Talybont, Dyfed: Y Lolfa.
Hanks, Patrick and Hodges, Flavia. 1990. A Dictionary of First Names. New York: Oxcford University Press.
Hook, J.N. 1991. All Those Wonderful Names. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Kolatch, Alfred J. 1989. The Name Dictionary. Modern English & Hebrew Names. New York: Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.
MacLaren's Gaelic Self-Taught: an Intro to Gaelic for beginners. 1971.
MacLysaght, Edward. 1991. The Surnames of Ireland. 6th ed. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.
MacLean, Charles and McAllister, David. 1997. Clans and Tartans.
MacLennon, Donald. 1975. Blasad gaidhlig: A taste of Gaelic. Audio cassette.
Martine, Roderick. 1992. Scottish Clan & Family Names: their arms, origins & tartans.
O Corrain, Donnchadh, and Fidelma Maguire. 1990. Irish Names. 2nd ed. Dublin: Lilliput Press.
O'Laughlin, Michael C. 1993. The Master Book of Irish Names.
Rowlands, John. 1996. The Surnames of Wales: for family historians and others.
Sierra, Judy. 1997. Celtic Baby Names: Traditional names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man. Oregon: Folkprint.
Sims, Clifford Stanley. 1968. The Origin & Signification oof Scottish Surnames.
Smith, Philip D. 1998. Tartan For Me! Suggested Tartans for Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Irish...
Stein, Lou. 1986. Clues to Our Family Names. Heritage Books, Inc.
Todd, Loreto. 1998. Celtic Names for Children.
Way of Pleant Romilly Square, George. Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia. (one to two pages on many Clans, including their tartans)
Whyte, Donald. 1996. Scottish Surnames & Families.
Whyte, Donald. 1996. Scottish Forenames: their origins & history.
Other Books of Interest
Other Books of Interest
Books I've checked out and have been relatively helpful, or recommended by surfers...I'll add others as soon as I can.
Arabic First Names. 1999. New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Blundell, Nigel. 1998. Scotland. New York: Barnes and Noble Books.
Donovan, John A.K., Rathman, R. Annabel, and Denlinger, William Watson. 1998. Gaelic Names for Celtic Dogs. Alpine Publications, Inc.
Johnson, Geoffrey. 1999. O'Baby: The Irish Baby Name Book. New York: Berkley Publishing Group.
MacGregor, Geddes. 1980. Scotland, An Intimate Portrait. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. (Also printed as Scotland Forever Home: an introduction to the Homeland for Americans. 1980.)
MacLean, Fitzroy. 1995. Highlanders A History of the Scottish Clans. New York: Viking Studio Books.
Maxwell, Herbert. 1998. Scottish Land-Names: their origin and meaning.
McCoy, Edain. Celtic Myt h & Magick Harnessing The Power Of The Gods And Goddesses.
Norman, Theresa. 1998. The African-American Baby Name Book. A Treasury of over 10,000 Unique, Traditional, and Creative Names for the New Millenium. New York: Berkley Publishing Group.
Norman, Theresa. A World of Baby Names.
Robertson, Boyd and Taylor, Ian. 1993. Teach Yourself Gaelic. (Also available with an audio cassette.)
Robertson, Boyd. 1993. Gaelic: A complete course for beginners.
Rosenkrantz, Linda and Satran, Pamela Redmond. 1999 Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana : What To Name Your Baby Now.
Watson, William J. 1998. History of the Celtic Place Names of Scotland. International Specialized Book Services.
Some 11th & 12th Century books on Gaelic Mythology that have a lot of names of mythological and/or religious significance: The Book of Ballymote, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Book of Leinster, The Yellow Book of Lecan (circa 14th C.).
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Updated: 30 July 2000