maiden name


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maiden name

n.
The surname that a girl is given at birth and that some women change when they marry. Also called birth name.

maiden name

n
a woman's surname before marriage

maid′en name′


n.
a woman's surname before marriage.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maiden name - a woman's surname before marriagemaiden name - a woman's surname before marriage  
family name, last name, surname, cognomen - the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
Translations
إسْم الزَّوْجَه قَبْل زَواجِهالَقَبُ الْـمَرْأةِ قَبْلَ الزَّوَاجِ
dívčí jménojméno za svobodna
pigenavnpigenavn før ægteskabet
tyttönimi
djevojačko prezime
leánykori neve
eftirnafn konu fyrir giftingu
女性の結婚前の旧姓
결혼 전의 성
dievčenské meno
flicknamn
ชื่อสกุลของหญิงก่อนแต่งงาน
tên thời con gái

maiden name

nnome m da ragazza or da nubile

maiden

(ˈmeidən) noun
a (young) unmarried woman. the village maidens.
maiden name
a woman's surname before her marriage. Mrs Johnson's maiden name was Scott.
maiden voyage
a ship's first voyage.

maiden name

لَقَبُ الْـمَرْأةِ قَبْلَ الزَّوَاجِ jméno za svobodna pigenavn før ægteskabet Mädchenname πατρικό όνομα apellido de soltera tyttönimi nom de jeune fille djevojačko prezime cognome da nubile 女性の結婚前の旧姓 결혼 전의 성 meisjesnaam pikenavn nazwisko panieńskie nome de solteira девичья фамилия flicknamn ชื่อสกุลของหญิงก่อนแต่งงาน kızlık soyadı tên thời con gái 娘家姓
References in classic literature ?
With trembling fingers I struck the pen through my first effort, and wrote my maiden name, very badly indeed, as follows:
Her husband is at this moment still persuaded that her maiden name was Bygrave, and that she is really the niece of a scoundrel who assisted her imposture, and whom I recognize, by the description of him, to have been Captain Wragge.
Miss Bertha Willis,' and that was your ma's maiden name.
Hetty Parlow's maiden name had been Brownon, and in Blackburg that meant more than one would think.
Then, remembering that she would have been likely to continue the use of her maiden name, Clare said
I never can nor shall forget your goodness, which I own I have very little deserved; but be pleased to wave all upbraiding me at present, as I have so important an affair to communicate to you concerning this young man, to whom you have given my maiden name of Jones.
Why, sir, she is my late master's daughter: Catherine Linton was her maiden name.
Margaret Ogilvy had been her maiden name, and after the Scotch custom she was still Margaret Ogilvy to her old friends.
My mother's maiden name was Graham, and therefore I fancy I have some claim to it, and prefer it to any other, except my own, which I dare not resume.
How they affected my aunt, nobody knew; for immediately upon the separation, she took her maiden name again, bought a cottage in a hamlet on the sea-coast a long way off, established herself there as a single woman with one servant, and was understood to live secluded, ever afterwards, in an inflexible retirement.
I made Caddy Jellyby--her maiden name was so natural to me that I always called her by it--the pretext for this visit and wrote her a note previously asking the favour of her company on a little business expedition.
Miss Brooke, however, was not again seen by either of these gentlemen under her maiden name.