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middle namenoun [C]

uk   us  
the ​name some ​people have between ​their first ​name and ​their last ​name
(Definition of middle name from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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middle namenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɪd·əl ˈneɪm/
the name that some ​people have between ​their first name and ​their last name
(Definition of middle name from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “middle name”
in Arabic الاسم الأوسط…
in Korean 가운데 이름…
in Portuguese segundo nome…
in Catalan segon nom…
in Japanese 中間名(名と姓の間につく), ミドルネーム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中名(名和姓之间的名字)…
in Turkish orta isim…
in Russian второе имя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中名(名和姓之間的名字)…
in Italian secondo nome…
in Polish drugie imię…
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