Welcome at the web pages of Gerrit Bloothooft

Here you can find information on my activities in onomastics (including record linkage), and older references to speech technology and the singing voice (including teaching). The website presents a description of research and publications in these areas, and my personal pages. In the third level of the site, most text is in Dutch. Currently. I am co-operating with the Meertens Institute KNAW and the International Institute for Social History KNAW in Amsterdam.

Our article: Bloothooft, G. and Onland, D. (2016), 'Multiple first names in the Netherlands (1760-2014)', Names, 64:1, 3-18, DOI: 10.1080/00277738.2016.1118860 was awarded as the best article in Names in 2016!

Latest book:

Population reconstruction

Population Reconstruction
Editors: Bloothooft, G., Christen, P., Mandemakers, K., Schraagen, M. (Eds.),
2015, Springer, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-319-19883-5

Education and Research


Management and Organisation



Modified  01-04-2014