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 Yet, after launching her campaign amid hundreds of supporters at a private club in Clarkston, before dozens of local Republican leaders, Mary Margaret Patterson, whose married name is Mary Warner, quietly dropped out of the race against the incumbent Democrat, Dave Coulter, of Ferndale. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2024 The novel, loosely based on the author’s early days as a finance writer, was written after Kinsella published seven novels under her married name, Madeleine Wickham, according to publisher Penguin U.K. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2024 The title, Cowboy Carter, is a reference to the genre and her married name, having wed Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter in 2008. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 She was initially charged under her married name, but uses her maiden name in her job, according to the prosecutor's office release. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for married name 

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Word History

First Known Use

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 18 Jul. 2024.

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