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Namesake – person named for another person.

Naming Traditions – Something that varies by family, location and religion, and well worth looking into for your first-generation and immigrant families, as it can lead to clues about ancestors.

Naturalize – To become a citizen to a state other than the one in which you were born.

Necrology – a listing of people who have recently died in a particular event or location.

Necronyms – Names of dead children passed on to the same parents’ successive children.

Nee – Literally “born.”  Used in referring to a woman’s maiden surname.

Nickname – A name commonly used by friends/and or family for an individual, often but not always based on their Given Name.