International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Typology of Male Forenames in Jordan: A Sociocultural Study
Omar Hazaymeh, Husein Almutlaq, Adam Al-Jawarneh

The present paper addresses the typology of male forenames in Jordan of a sociocultural point of view. Forenames among the Jordanian society are of great importance as in any other society because they show how people think when choosing a name. The paper considers forenames used by Jordanian people as not being arbitrary headings but sociocultural titles of important sociocultural functions. The paper investigates the typology of forenames in Jordan which includes religious names with its types, names of Arab historical characters, names of weapons, titles of nobility besides others.

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