Definition of “given name” - English Dictionary


“given name” in English

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given namenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɪv.ən ˌneɪm/ us /ˈɡɪv.ən ˌneɪm/ also first name

the name that is chosen for you at birth and is not your family name:

Her family name is Smith and her given names are Mary Elizabeth.

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

“given name” in American English

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your first name

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