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first name

noun

Simple Definition of first name

  • : the name that comes first in someone's full name

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of first name

  1. :  the name that stands first in one's full name

Examples of first name in a sentence

  1. Children at the school call their teachers by their first names.

  2. <the parents still haven't picked a first name for the baby>



13th Century

First Known Use of first name

13th century


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