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 Young — who is now using her married name, Heather Rae El Moussa — had just done an ultrasound, during which the technician checked her follicles, before beginning the video. Dan Heching,, 29 Dec. 2021 Profiles in courage Castañeda, who wrote the book under her former married name, Castañeda-Liles, holds a doctorate in sociology and is a former assistant professor at Santa Clara University. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Dec. 2021 The movies revealed that Big’s last name was Preston, and Carrie often goes by her married name here, which may create confusion for some with the great character actress Carrie Preston. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 9 Dec. 2021 While serving as a resident chaplain at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Durand, then known by her married name of Frinak, went out for a early-morning run in the rain. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Nov. 2021 The problem was that her U.S. passport was in her maiden name, while her vaccination records showed her married name. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Fields, now 72, goes by another married name but doesn’t want to disclose it to spare her extended family any anguish. Author: Gary D. Robertson, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2021 This story has been updated to include Kelly Ward Burton's full married name. Reuters, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Shakur, whose married name is JoAnne Chesimard, was one of the two passengers in Acoli's car and was also convicted of the 1973 murder of Foerster. Fox News, 11 Aug. 2021

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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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7 Jan 2022

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“Married name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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

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