birth name

[ burth-neym ]
/ ˈbɜrθ ˌneɪm /

noun

the surname inherited by a person at birth, especially a woman’s maiden name.
the first or middle name that is given to a person at birth, but which may be changed later according to preference, upon adoption, after gender transition, etc.

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Origin of birth name

First recorded in 1865–70 for def. 1, and in 1975–80 for def. 2
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