first name


noun

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Origin of first name

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50

Definition for firstname (2 of 2)

first-name
[ adjective furst-neym; verb furst-neym ]
/ adjective ˈfɜrstˌneɪm; verb ˈfɜrstˈneɪm /

adjective

of or relating to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.

verb (used with object), first-named, first-nam·ing.

to address (someone) by his or her first name, especially as a sign of informality or familiarity: The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her.
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British Dictionary definitions for firstname

first name

noun

a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surnameAlso called: Christian name, forename, given name
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