maiden name

plural maiden names

Definition of maiden name

: the surname of a married or divorced woman prior to marriage After she divorced, she took back her maiden name.

Examples of maiden name in a Sentence

After she divorced, she took back her maiden name.
Recent Examples on the Web In July, Stause filed to have her maiden name restored. Georgia Slater,, "Chrishell Stause Says She’s ‘Completely Single,’ Taking ‘Baby Steps’ Into Dating Again," 3 Sep. 2020 Going solely by his mom’s maiden name offers him a chance to start fresh in a new state. Connor Letourneau,, "‘Last Chance U’: How Antioch’s Dior Scott provided hope to those struggling," 2 Sep. 2020 Beau's middle name of Nixon is Emily's maiden name. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "Saints QB Taysom Hill, wife Emily, welcome their newborn son Beau," 22 Aug. 2020 Last month, nearly eight months after Hartley filed for divorce, Stause officially requested to have her maiden name restored. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "'Selling Sunset' Star Chrishell Stause Found Out She Was Getting a Divorce Via Text," 7 Aug. 2020 Collard’s maiden name was Papanikolas — the family that owned Central Lumber and Hardware and other businesses in Magna. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Coronavirus infections in Utah nursing homes are down, but the list of outbreaks is still long," 7 Aug. 2020 Last month, Stause filed to have her maiden name restored. Dana Rose Falcone,, "Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause Found Out Justin Hartley Was Divorcing Her in a Text," 6 Aug. 2020 Fifth Third said compromised information included: name, Social Security number, driver's license information, mother's maiden name, address, phone number, date of birth and account numbers. Alexander Coolidge,, "Consumer group slams Fifth Third over data breach," 11 Feb. 2020 Submitting an influenza immunization message to a state registry, for example, requires users to enter the patient’s next of kin and mother’s maiden name. Andrew Muchmore, STAT, "Government rules led electronic health records astray. It’s time to reimagine them," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of maiden name

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maiden name was in 1653

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16 Sep 2020

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“Maiden name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of maiden name

: a woman's family name before she is married

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Kids Definition of maiden name

: a woman's last name before she is married

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