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first name

n.
A given name or the name that occurs first in a given name.
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first name

n
a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surname. Also called: Christian name, forename or given 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'.

Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
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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first name

noun forename, Christian name, given name, baptismal name Her first name was Mary.
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Translations
křestní jméno
fornavn
etunimi
שם פרטי
imekrsno ime
ファーストネーム洗礼名
세례명이름
ime
förnamn
ชื่อแรกชื่อที่ตั้งในพิธีชำระบาป
têntên thánh

first name

nnome m (di battesimo)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

first name

اِسْم مَسِيحِيّ, الِاسمُ الَأوَّل křestní jméno fornavn Vorname μικρό όνομα nombre de pila etunimi prénom ime, krsno ime nome, nome di battesimo ファーストネーム, 洗礼名 세례명, 이름 voornaam fornavn imię, imię (nadane na chrzcie) nome, nome de batismo, nome próprio имя, имя, данное при крещении förnamn ชื่อแรก, ชื่อที่ตั้งในพิธีชำระบาป ön ad, ön adı tên, tên thánh 名字, 教名
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