the part of a person's name occurring between the first and family names, as a second given name or a maternal surname.
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Origin of middle name
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Words nearby middle name
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British Dictionary definitions for middle name
a name between a person's first name and surname
a characteristic quality for which a person is knowncaution is my middle name
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