first name
noun Date: 13th century the name that stands first in one's full name

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  • First name — First First (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first name — Name Name (n[=a]m), n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. o mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]267. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first name — ☆ first name n. GIVEN NAME * * * ➡ names * * * …   Universalium

  • first-name — adj. /ferrst naym /; v. /ferrst naym /, adj., v., first named, first naming. adj. 1. of or pertaining to one s first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first name basis soon after meeting. v.t. 2. to address (someone) by his or… …   Universalium

  • first name. — See given name. [1200 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • First name alphabet — The First Name Alphabet is a widely used spelling alphabet in the United States in an effort to clarify which word has been said. Finance professionals frequently use the First Name Alphabet when spelling out stock tickers. Although many names… …   Wikipedia

  • Serge (first name) — NOTOC Serge (pronEng|ˈsɝdʒ in English) is a male first name, particularly common in France, as Sérgio in Portugal, and as Sergio in Italy, Spain [ [http://www.albaiges.com/onomastica/enpe global.htm CUADRO DE LOS NOMBRES DE PILA MÁS IMPUESTOS EN… …   Wikipedia

  • Sorin (first name) — Sorin is a Romanian name origins from the substantive soare, which means Sun [cite web |url=http://www.behindthename.com/name/verner |title=View Name: Sorin |publisher=behindthename.com |accessdate=2007 01 13] Sorin is common as a given name but… …   Wikipedia

  • Sander (first name) — The name Sander (Pronounced: Sahn der) is of German origin, though mostly used in the Netherlands and Belgium. It s a variant of Alexander (Greek) which means Protector of Men .Sander is only used for boys, the girl variant is called… …   Wikipedia

  • Boris (first name) — Boris (Bulgarian, Russian: Борис) is a Slavic name, probably with Bulgarian roots. [ [http://www.omda.bg/engl/history/ime Boris.htm THE TRIP OF THE NAME OF BORIS ROUND THE WORLD] ] [ [http://promacedonia.com/vz1b/vz1b 3 1.html Васил Н.… …   Wikipedia

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