forename

[fawr-neym, fohr-]
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Origin of forename

First recorded in 1525–35; fore- + name
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British Dictionary definitions for forename

forename

noun
  1. a first or Christian name
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Word Origin and History for forename
n.

1530s, from fore- + name (n.). The equivalent of Latin praenomen.

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