Meaning of “maiden name” in the English Dictionary

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"maiden name" in British English

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maiden namenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeɪ.dən ˌneɪm/ us /ˈmeɪ.dən ˌneɪm/

A woman's maiden name is the family name she has before she gets married.

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

"maiden name" in American English

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maiden namenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈmeɪ·dən ˈneɪm/

the family name of a woman before she gets married and begins to use her husband's family name

(Definition of “maiden name” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)