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first name

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

first name

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

giv′en name′

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

first name

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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'.

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

first name

noun forename, Christian name, given name, baptismal name Her first name was Mary.
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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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When descriptive words were added to first names, it helped.
Where the last name ends and the first name begins will vary with each record, however, so we can't use the MID function on its own.
Doctors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine looked at the impact of incorporating the mother's first name as the baby's first name until the parents decided on one on wrong-patient errors.
He added that Equifax customer-service representative had suggested him that he should change his first name in order to resolve the issue.
It is rude to call a new acquaintance by his or her first name only.
He told his workmates he'd change his first name if they raised PS150 for Save the Children, and they did it within two days.

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