Anthroponomastics (or anthroponymy), is a branch of onomastics, and is the study of anthroponyms (<Gk. ἄνθρωπος anthropos, 'human', + ὄνομα onoma, 'name'), the names of human beings.[1]

As well as linguists, researchers in many fields take part in anthroponymic studies, including anthropologists,[2] historians,[3] political geographers[4] and genealogists.

The subdivisions of anthroponymy include:

See also

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  1. Robert Fossier (2 August 2010). The Axe and the Oath: Ordinary Life in the Middle Ages. Princeton University Press. pp. 34–. ISBN 1-4008-3614-X.
  2. Oliviu Felecan (15 March 2012). Name and Naming: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-4438-3807-8.
  3. "ANTHROPONYMY AS AN ELEMENT IDENTIFYING NATIONAL MINORITY". Magdelena Ziolkowska, Esuka - Jeful 2011, 2-1, 383-398.
  4. "Review of ' Anthroponymie et migrations dans la chrétienté médiévale.'. Medieval Review, 2012 Francisco Javier Pérez Rodríguez
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