first name(redirected from First Names)
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first name Christian name forename given name
Your first name is the name that was given to you when you were born. Your first name comes in front of your surname.
In British English, people sometimes use Christian name instead of first name. This use is rather old-fashioned.
In American English, Christian name is not used.
On official forms, you are usually asked to write your surname and your first name or forename. Forename is only used in writing.
In American English, given name is sometimes used instead of 'first name' or 'forename'.
|Noun||1.||first name - the name that precedes the surname|
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
praenomen - the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome