Author: S A Rahman
Publisher: Goodword books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178980045
This dictionary will serve as an excellent guide for responsible parents in their quest for appropriate and meaningful names for their children, of which the latter may feel proud when come to know their significance.
Young and inexperienced parents often five a name to their child without considering its meaning, correct pronunciation and spelling, or even its musicality. It is only in a lifetime that a child can be named, therefore it is only fitting that all parents make a well-considered choice of appellation in terms of sense, sound and orthography. It is with this precise aim that this dictionary of names has been prepared.
Though these Arabic-Persian -Islamic names are generally used by Muslims and Arabic-speaking Christians, there is an increasing trend among educated Indians, irrespective of their religious affinities, to choose soft-sounding Arabic names which have good meanings.
Names in this dictionary have been arranged in English alphabetical order to permit quick and easy reference by those who do not read Arabic script, but who would nevertheless, like to give their children soft sounding and meaningful names of Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish origin.
Appendix : Names of Historical Importance