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English definition of “first name”

first name

noun [C]  /ˈfɜrst ˈneɪm/
your personal name, which comes before your other names: "James" and "Sarah" are first names.
(Definition of first name noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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