Looking for a Sefer about Jewish Names

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    YWN Username
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    A friend of mine had a sefer that went through the various common Jewish names and detailed the characteristics typical of one who has such a name. He can’t find it but claims it was called Sefer HaShemot. Obviously, when that’s googled the only results are for sefer Shemot. You would think that such a sefer is a little horoscopey and vague, but it was scarily accurate for the names that we looked up. Does anyone know what I’m talking about?

    #1770729

    laskern
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    Maybe it is called Otzar Hashemos see http://www.hebrewbooks..org

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    #1770747

    akuperma
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    There are many books on Jewish names, including both forenames (personal names) and surnames (family names). Some are for people who are just curious, some are written to facilitate writing a “get”, and there are one or two for librarians.

    In a library catalogue, or even online since many library resources are in Google, look for “Names Personal — Jewish” as well as “Names, Personal (Jewish law)”.

    #1773101

    What’s in a Name by Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson comes to mind.

    #1773102

    Is there no “Showing results for: … See results for … instead” button?

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