given name

[ giv-uhn neym ]
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  1. the name given to a person, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.: Compare birth name.

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Origin of given name

An Americanism first recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for given name

given name

  1. another term for first name

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