given name

noun
|Updated on: 31 Jul 2018

Definition of given name

: a name that precedes one's surname; especially : first name

Examples of given name in a Sentence

  1. everyone calls me Jack, but my given name is John

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First Known Use of given name

1717

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given name

noun

Definition of given name for Students

: a first name


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