forename

[ fawr-neym, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌneɪm, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

a name that precedes the family name or surname; first name.

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Origin of forename

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

forename
/ (ˈfɔːˌneɪm) /

noun

a first or Christian name
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