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forename

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɔː.neɪm/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/ formal
the name that is chosen for you at birth and goes before your family name
Translations of “forename”
in Korean 이름…
in Arabic الاسم الأوَّل…
in Portuguese prenome, nome de batismo…
in Catalan nom de pila…
in Japanese (姓ではなく)名前…
in Italian nome…
in Chinese (Traditional) (姓前的)名…
in Russian имя…
in Turkish ilk isim…
in Chinese (Simplified) (姓前的)名…
in Polish imię…
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