given name


noun

the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.

Nearby words

  1. give-and-take,
  2. give-up,
  3. giveaway,
  4. giveback,
  5. given,
  6. given to,
  7. givenchy,
  8. givenchy, hubert de,
  9. giver,
  10. givey

Origin of given name

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for given name

given name

noun

another term for first name
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