married name


Definition of married name

: a surname acquired by a woman through marriage

Examples of married name in a Sentence

She used to be Susan Brown, but her married name is Susan Wilson.
Recent Examples on the Web Linda Manz, also known by her married name Linda Guthrie, an actress in Days of Heaven and Out of the Blue, died Friday according to a social media post from family members. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Linda Manz, Actress in 'Days of Heaven,' and 'Out of the Blue,' Dies at 58," 15 Aug. 2020 As a child born into extreme poverty in a northern English industrial town, Josephine Brindle (later to use her married name Cox) had a vivid imagination and a gift for storytelling. Phil Davison,, "Josephine Cox, whose dark but hopeful fiction sold 20 million copies, dies at 82," 30 July 2020 Now known by his married name, Joe Maldonado-Passage recently returned to North Texas when he was transferred to the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Before he was Joe Exotic, ‘Tiger King’ star owned Arlington pet store," 2 Apr. 2020 The single clue: The future POTUS' married name is Diffenderfer, taken from her high school sweetheart. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "'Most Likely' review: 'The Bold Type' creator Sarah Watson writes inspiring YA political novel," 9 Mar. 2020 In early February 1958, Jean Hilliker (her full married name was Geneva Hilliker Ellroy), took her young son James to live in El Monte, a town fifteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Stuart Franklin, The New York Review of Books, "Ellroy Confidential," 10 Mar. 2020 While Ruiz died on July 8, her death was not widely reported until a writer for Lets Run saw a posting linked to a funeral home obituary listed under her married name, Rosie M. Vivas. Georgia Slater,, "Rosie Ruiz, Known for Cheating to Win Boston Marathon in 1980, Dies at 66," 9 Aug. 2019 Jared’s wife’s married name would be Ivanka Kushner, not Ivanka Berkowitz. Andrea Bernstein, The New Yorker, "Who Is Jared Kushner?," 13 Dec. 2016 Immediately after the murder, authorities identified the victim as Vanessa MacCormack, her married name, but have since asked media outlets to use her birth name., "A Revere man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the 2017 murder of his young wife, whose relatives excoriated him from the witness stand before he addressed the court and asserted his innocence.," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of married name

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of married name was in 1903

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“Married name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of married name

: a married woman's last name if she uses her husband's last name as her own

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