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Name Group

A name group or simply group contains a number of names that have a common origin and that are thus all related to each other. The names in a name group can be male and/or female, depending on how the names evolved over time, and there can be quite a numer of names in a group, as e.g. John/Johanna with over 180 names (!) shows.

Information about origin and meaning usually is not repeated for each name of a group, but given only once for the group as a whole, since it is identical for all those names: Common origin is used to group them in the first place, and "meaning" as it is understood here derives from origin.

Name groups are an important feature of the name database of BabyNames.ch and one that many other name databases do not offer in this clear and extensive way.