Origin of first name
Middle English word dating back to 1200–50
[adjective furst-neym; verb furst-neym]
- of or relating to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.
- 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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- a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surnameAlso called: Christian name, forename, given name
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