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

Janna Harron says her married name is driving her crazy. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "A methed-up squirrel?," 3 July 2019 Her death was only noticed when a writer for the LetsRun website noticed her death notice under her married name and connected the dots. Oliver Staley, Quartz, "Marathon cheater Rosie Ruiz was an anti-hero ahead of her time," 9 Aug. 2019 Despite tying the knot in October, Eugenie's name change is brand new Princess Eugenie has a new married name!, "Princess Eugenie Is Using Her New Husband's Last Name Now — But Not How You'd Expect," 4 June 2019 The actor also shared a picture to her Instagram story that shows name cards for both her and Nick, and once again, her married name is used, written out in elegant calligraphy. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Unveils Her New Name on Instagram After Marrying Nick Jonas," 9 Dec. 2018 Interestingly, Miley repped her maiden name, instead of her new married name, Hemsworth. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Miley Cyrus Wore the Coolest Monogrammed High Heels to the 2019 Grammys," 11 Feb. 2019 The Insta-name change is undoubtedly a big deal; earlier this fall, Hailey Bieber also debuted her married name on social media after tying the knot with Justin Bieber. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Unveils Her New Name on Instagram After Marrying Nick Jonas," 9 Dec. 2018 She's introduced as Penelope Blossom, which is confusing, given Blossom is her married name. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Crazy Secrets We Learned About the "Riverdale" Parents on “The Midnight Club” Episode," 8 Nov. 2018 Renate Schroeder — who now goes by her married name, Renate Dolphin — didn’t even go to Georgetown Prep, an all-boys Catholic high school. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh and the hidden cost of male bonding," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of married name

1903, in the meaning defined above

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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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