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"first name" in British English

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first namenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɜːst ˌneɪm/  us   /ˈfɝːst ˌneɪm/
A2 the name that was given to you when you were born and that comes before your family name: It can be rude to call people by their first name if they are much older or more important than you.
on first-name terms UK (US on a first-name basis)
friendly or familiar enough with someone to call that person by their first name

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(Definition of first name from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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first namenoun [C]

 /ˈfɜrst ˈneɪm/
your personal name, which comes before your other names: "James" and "Sarah" are first names.
(Definition of first name from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “first name”
in Arabic الاسم الأوَّل…
in Korean 이름…
in Portuguese nome de batismo, prenome…
in Catalan nom de pila…
in Japanese (姓ではなく)名前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 名字…
in Turkish ilk isim…
in Russian имя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 名字…
in Italian nome…
in Polish imię…
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