Publication of Edition 2016, no. 1, and new monthly topic

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Edition 2016, no. 1 of the Dictionary. While this edition doesn’t add as much breadth as previous ones — though our geographical coverage now extends to Iceland — it contains quite a bit more depth, across all regions but particularly the Ukraine, Wales, Italy, and Brittany.

This edition has 1812 entries (up from 1700 last edition), 661 women’s names and 1144 men’s names, with exactly 40,000 citations spread across those entries. Many of the new entries are ones that we’ll highlight in the special topic for this month: Protestant names in English, Dutch, and French contexts. The names of Protestants are uniquely marked out by their use of previously obscure Biblical names, particularly from the Old Testament, and we look forward to exploring Hezekiah and Isaiah and Josaphat.

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