Simple Definition of née
—used after a married woman's name to identify the family name that she had when she was born
Full Definition of née
1 —used to identify a woman by her maiden family name
2 : originally or formerly called <the Brewers née Pilots who also are in their third year — Fred Ciampa>
Variants of née
Origin of née
French née, feminine of né, literally, born, past participle of naître to be born, from Latin nasci — more at nation
First Known Use: 1758
Rhymes with née
a, ae, bay, bey, blae, brae, bray, chez, clay, Cray, day, dey, dray, eh, fay, fey, flay, fley, frae, fray, Frey, gay, Gay, gey, gley, gray, hay, he, hey, Hue, j, jay, Jay, k, kay, Kay, lay, lei, may, nay, né, neigh, Ney, pay, pe, play, pray, prey, qua, quai, quay, Rae, ray, re, say, shay, slay, sleigh, spae, spay, Spey, splay, spray, stay, stray, sway, Tay, they, tray, trey, way, weigh, whey, yea
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Spanish Central: Translation of "née"
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