forename
noun Date: 1533 a name that precedes one's surname

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  • Forename — Fore name , n. A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name. Selden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forename — Fore name , v. t. To name or mention before. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forename — (n.) 1530s, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + NAME (Cf. name) (n.). The equivalent of L. praenomen …   Etymology dictionary

  • forename — see Christian name …   Modern English usage

  • forename — [fôr′nām΄] n. a given name; personal name; name before the surname …   English World dictionary

  • forename — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌneɪm] / US [ˈfɔrˌneɪm] noun [countable] Word forms forename : singular forename plural forenames formal a first name …   English dictionary

  • forename — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)neɪm[/t]] forenames N COUNT: oft poss N Your forename is your first name. Your forenames are your names other than your surname. [FORMAL] Syn: first name …   English dictionary

  • forename — /fawr naym , fohr /, n. a name that precedes the family name or surname; first name. [1525 35; FORE + NAME] * * * …   Universalium

  • forename — noun /ˈfɔːneɪm,ˈfɔɹneɪm/ A name that precedes the surname. Syn: given name, Christian name, prename See Also: family name, last name, surname …   Wiktionary

  • forename — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary first name, see also christian name …   English dialects glossary

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