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What (who) is first name - definition

First name; Forenames; Forename; Given names; Name-giving; Christian Names; Names, Christian; Name meanings; Given Name; First Names; Namegiving; Onomasty; First name basis; Firstname; Call name; Compound given names; Person name; Double name; Forname; European name; European-style name; Feminine given name; Feminine given names; Male name; Female name; Feminine name; Masculine name; Child naming; Prénom; Prenom; Compound given name; Masculine names; Double given name; Two-word given name; Masculine given name; Masculine given names; Name popularity
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first name         
¦ noun a personal name given to someone at birth or baptism and used before a family name.
on first-name terms having a friendly and informal relationship.
first name         
(first names)
Your first name is the first of the names that were given to you when you were born. You can also refer to all of your names except your surname as your first names.
Her first name was Mary. I don't know what her surname was.
N-COUNT: usu poss N
If two people are on first-name terms, they know each other well enough to call each other by their first names, rather than having to use a more formal title.
The two were said to have been on first-name terms...
PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, oft PHR with n
given name         
¦ noun another term for first name.


Given name

A given name (also known as a forename or first name) is the part of a personal name that identifies a person, potentially with a middle name as well, and differentiates that person from the other members of a group (typically a family or clan) who have a common surname. The term given name refers to a name usually bestowed at or close to the time of birth, usually by the parents of the newborn. A Christian name is the first name which is given at baptism, in Christian custom.

In informal situations, given names are often used in a familiar and friendly manner. In more formal situations, a person's surname is more commonly used. The idioms 'on a first-name basis' and 'being on first-name terms' refer to the familiarity inherent in addressing someone by their given name.

By contrast, a surname (also known as a family name, last name, or gentile name) is normally inherited and shared with other members of one's immediate family. Regnal names and religious or monastic names are special given names bestowed upon someone receiving a crown or entering a religious order; such a person then typically becomes known chiefly by that name.

Pronunciation examples for first name
1. What's your first name?
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2. What's your first name?
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3. another first name.
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4. First name, Curly.
God No! _ Penn Jillette _ Talks at Google
5. what's your first name?
Negotiating the Nonnegotiable _ Dan Shapiro _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of first name
1. "Do you match just on the last name, on the first name, on the first name and middle initial?" Pratt said.
2. This, at least, goes nicely with the first name, Arthur.
3. FULL NAME - Last/Family Name, First Name, Middle name 2.
4. The first name reflected his family‘s Welsh roots.
5. FULL NAME – Last/Family Name, First Name, Middle name 2.