James Davidson: Greek Names, 23 September 2010
Show More A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names. Vol. V.A Coastal Asia Minor: Pontos to Ionia edited by T. Corsten.
Oxford, 496 pp., £125, March 2010, 978 0 19 956743 0Show More
“... early 1800s, nearly 25 per cent of all females in the United Kingdom were called Mary. If you add to these many Marys the crushing numbers of Elizabeths, Sarahs, Janes and variform Anns (Nancys, Nans and Hannahs), you would have the Christian names of something close to 80 per cent of the female population. There was a ...”