the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.
Tuesday Is Named For A One-handed God Named TiwYes, it’s true, there’s a wild story behind the god who lends his name to Tuesday. Tiw’s remarkable myth involves women with beards (more on that in a bit). Regardless, the past 1,000 years or so have not been kind to this Northern European divinity. Who is Tuesday named for? To make a long story short, it seems that Tiw used to be a big shot, …
Origin of given name
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for given name
another term for first name
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