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given name

n.
A name given to a person at birth or at baptism, as distinguished from a surname.
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given name

n
another term for first name
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giv′en name′


n.
the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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first name

Christian nameforenamegiven name
1. 'first 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.

At some point in the conversation Brian began calling Philip by his first name.
2. 'Christian name'

In British English, people sometimes use Christian name instead of first name. This use is rather old-fashioned.

Do all your students call you by your Christian name?

In American English, Christian name is not used.

3. 'forename'

On official forms, you are usually asked to write your surname and your first name or forename. Forename is only used in writing.

4. 'given name'

In American English, given name is sometimes used instead of 'first name' or 'forename'.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.given 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"
baptismal name, Christian name - the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
praenomen - the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome
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Translations
الإسْم الأوَّل
křestní jménojméno
fornavn
etunimi
skírnarnafn
praenomen
nume de naştereprenume
förnamntilltalsnamn
ilk adisim

given name

n (esp Am) → nome m di battesimo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

give

(giv) past tense gave (geiv) : past participle ˈgiven verb
1. to cause to have. My aunt gave me a book for Christmas; Can you give me an opinion on this?
2. to produce (something). Cows give milk but horses do not; He gave a talk on his travels.
3. to yield, bend, break etc. This lock looks solid, but it will give under pressure.
4. to organize (some event etc). We're giving a party next week.
noun
the ability to yield or bend under pressure. This chair has a lot of give in it.
ˈgiven adjective
1. stated. to do a job at a given time.
2. (with to) in the habit of (doing) something. He's given to making stupid remarks.
3. taking (something) as a fact. Given that x equals three, x plus two equals five.
given name
(American) a personal or christian name.
give and take
willingness to allow someone something in return for being allowed something oneself.
give away
1. to give etc (something) to someone (eg because one no longer wants it). I'm going to give all my money away.
2. to cause or allow (information etc) to become known usually accidentally. He gave away our hiding-place (noun ˈgive-away: the lingering smell was a give-away).
give back
to return something. She gave me back the book that she borrowed last week.
give in
1. to stop fighting and admit defeat; to yield. The soldiers were outnumbered and gave in to the enemy.
2. to hand or bring (something) to someone (often a person in authority). Do we have to give in our books at the end of the lesson?
give off
to produce. That fire is giving off a lot of smoke.
give or take
allowing for the addition or subtraction of. I weigh sixty-five kilos, give or take a little (= approximately sixty-five kilos).
give out
1. to give, usually to several people. The headmaster's wife gave out the school prizes.
2. to come to an end. My patience gave out.
3. to produce. The fire gave out a lot of heat.
give rise to
to cause. This gives rise to a large number of problems.
give up
1. to stop, abandon. I must give up smoking; They gave up the search.
2. to stop using etc. You'll have to give up cigarettes; I won't give up all my hobbies for you.
3. to hand over (eg oneself or something that one has) to someone else.
4. to devote (time etc) to doing something. He gave up all his time to gardening.
5. (often with as or for) to consider (a person, thing etc) to be. You took so long to arrive that we had almost given you up (for lost).
give way
1. to stop in order to allow eg traffic to pass. Give way to traffic coming from the right.
2. to break, collapse etc under pressure. The bridge will give way any day now.
3. to agree against one's will. I have no intention of giving way to demands like that.
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References in classic literature ?
This use of our given names had come about quite as a matter of course, and was as unpremeditated as it was natural.
For the sake of convenience I have myself given names to the various Folk I was more closely in contact with, and the "Chatterer" is the most fitting description I can find for that precious stepfather of mine.
Bert and Mary addressed each other by their given names, but to Saxon Bert was "Mr.
"Perhaps you understand the compass, and lay down the watercourses and mountains of the wilderness on paper, in order that they who follow may find places by their given names?"
Months before Akut had given the boy a name of his own choosing, since he could not master the man given name of Jack.
He had never before called her by her given name. Forty-eight hours before it would have suffused Jane with a soft glow of pleasure to have heard that name from Clayton's lips--now it frightened her.
The girl flushed at the sudden and unexpected use of her given name, and was surprised that she was not offended.
I have a hundred and fifty dollars at use, besides a bed and twenty sheep, to good; and I don’t crave to live in a house where a body mustn’t call a young woman by her given name to her face.
The zoo says the pups have not been given names as yet.
Former chief minister Pervaiz Khattak has given names of Shah Farman and Mahmood Khan for the slot of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister.
The government had given names of Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi and Himayatullah Khan while opposition supported Manzoor Afridi and Justice (r) Dost Mohammad.