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Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants
by Alexander Beider

A subset of Dr. Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names: Their Origins, Structure, Pronunciation and Migrations this book provides  the description of the origin and evolution of 735 root masculine and feminine Ashkenazic given names and  a tree-like structure of all the name variants which shows how they were derived from the root name. There is an index that identifies more than 15,000 given names derived from the 735 root names. The index is in three sections: names as they appeared in the Latin alphabet, names in the Cyrillic alphabet and those in the Hebrew alphabet.

8½" x 11" 232 pp. softcover $29.00  

Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants
Handbook entry for the feminine given name Yentl
List of the 15,000 given names in the dictionary

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