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James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid.
James Denton

Meaning of "given name" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVEN NAME

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIVEN NAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Given name is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIVEN NAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Given name

A given name, is a part of a person's full nomenclature. It identifies a specific person, and differentiates that person from other members of a group, such as a family or clan, with whom that person shares a common surname. The term given name refers to the fact that the name is bestowed upon, or given to a child, usually by its parents, at or near the time of birth. This contrasts with a surname, which is normally inherited, and shared with other members of the child's immediate family. Given names are often used in a familiar and friendly manner in informal situations. In more formal situations the surname is more commonly used, unless it is necessary to distinguish between people with the same surname. The idioms "on a first-name basis" and "being on first-name terms" allude to the familiarity of addressing another by a given name. The western style of having both a family name and a given name is far from universal. In many countries it is common for people to have only one name.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVEN NAME

give something a whirl
give something houseroom
give suck to
give the devil his due
give the game away
give the lie to
give them heaps
give to the world
give up
give up the ghost
give vent to
give way
give way to
give-and-take
giveable
giveaway
giveback
given
givenness
giver

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVEN NAME

assumed name
big name
brand name
code name
domain name
family name
file name
filename
first name
full name
good name
household name
know by name
last name
maiden name
middle name
pen name
place name
screen name
stage name
trade name

Synonyms and antonyms of given name in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «given name» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVEN NAME

Find out the translation of given name to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of given name from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «given name» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

给定的名称
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nombre de pila
570 millions of speakers

English

given name
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रदत्त नाम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاسم الذي يطلق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

имя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nome dado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রদত্ত নাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prénom
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

nama diberi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorname
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

名前
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지정된 이름
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diwenehi jeneng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tên được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடுக்கப்பட்ட பெயர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिलेले नाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

isim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nome di battesimo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

imię
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ім´я
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nume dat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όνομα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gegee naam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förnamn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gitt navn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of given name

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVEN NAME»

The term «given name» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.967 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVEN NAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «given name» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «given name» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about given name

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QUOTES WITH «GIVEN NAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word given name.
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James Denton
James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVEN NAME»

Discover the use of given name in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to given name and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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National Community Services Data Dictionary, version 7: 2012
Example - The person's given name is Jennifer but she prefers to be called Jenny . Record 'Jenny' as the preferred 'Given name' and 'Jennifer' as If a person has only one name it should be recorded as the family name not the given name.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Studies in Etymology and Etiology: With Emphasis on ...
Mate and matl (see the next entry) are morphological variants of the same Yiddish female given name. 52. Matlin (Yiddish female given name matl in its non -tote-mome and non-wamed-woshn pronunciation). See the previous entry. 53.
David L. Gold, Antonio Lillo Buades, Félix Rodríguez González, 2009
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Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum ...
should then be recorded as first given name and family name as appropriate, regardless of the order in which the client usually states them. Cases where the family name contains non-alphabetic characters: If the client's family name includes ...
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Crash Course In Genealogy
Given Name Surname Town 1 Town 2 State (First Name) (Last Name) Step 2: Substitute your information from above in the Google search box of your browser as requested for the generic search query terms below and record the number of  ...
David R. Dowell, 2011
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A Reference Grammar of Thai
In contrast, speakers employ personal names and kin terms frequently to refer to self, addressee and third-person referents. Most Thai people have three different names: a surname, a given name, and a nickname or abbreviated given name.
Shōichi Iwasaki, Inkapiromu Puriyā Horie, 2005
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Being Given: Toward a Phenomenology of Givenness
What goes for the family name goes even more for the given name since, in contrast to the family name, which is imposed on the entire lineage without discussion or choice, the given name is explicitly chosen by others (the parents) and so is ...
Jean-Luc Marion, 2002
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Learning XSLT
family name -->Maler, <!-- given name -->Eve </li> <li> <!-- family name --> Maloney, <!-- given name -->Murray </li> <li> <!-- family name -->Murata, <!-- given name -->Makoto </li> <li> <!-- family name -->Nava, <!-- given name -->Joel </li> <li>
Michael Fitzgerald, 2003
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National Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16
Persons with only one name: Some people do not have a family name and a given name: they have only one name by which they are known. If the person has only one name, record it in the ̳Family name' field and leave the ̳Given name' ...
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
9
Chinese American Names: Tradition and Transition
father's given name became their surname. The family has never tried to cor- rect the mistake, and he believes there is no reason to do so since everyone in the family knows the actual family name. His acquiescence may explain why the early ...
Emma Woo Louie, 1998
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A World of Baby Names
JAKE Originally a pet form of Jacob (seizing by the heel, supplanting), Jake is now popularly bestowed as an independent given name. See JACOB. (jAKE) JALEN Modern coinage perhaps based on the name Galen (calm, serene) or formed ...
Teresa Norman, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVEN NAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term given name is used in the context of the following news items.
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'The name on your visa must match the name on your passport'
If your passport shows Parth Mishra, FNU, (surname, given name) then the name on your U.S. visa should match. If the name on your passport ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Name Committee Bans Dylan
“The name bears all the signs of being a given name”, the committee ruled, pointing out that according to Icelandic law, first names could not be ... «Reykjavík Grapevine, Jul 15»
3
Dylan, Cris Out—Cæsar, Aríana In
... additionally approved as a female first name, but rejected as a middle name on the grounds that it has the characteristics of a given name. «IcelandReview, Jul 15»
4
Taylor Swift's 'Love Story' includes fans, friends and US women's …
You could tell from the energy of the crowd of “swifties” (the self given name of her loyal fans), that the feeling was mutual. Swift clearly adores ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Taylor Swift's girl-power swagger continued when she and her …
You could tell from the energy of the crowd of “swifties” (the self given name of her loyal fans), that the feeling was mutual. Swift clearly adores ... «New York Recorder, Jul 15»
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BLOG — Chuck
The flipping of this switch means that, if you call me by my given name within 300 meters of the Yellow Springs News office, I will almost ... «Yellow Springs News, Jul 15»
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GOP maxing out on candidates, cash: Milton Hinton | Guest Column
I have no idea why the press keeps referring to him by his "JEB" initials - his given name is John Ellis Bush - but I will acquiesce and refer to him ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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A Christian convert, Jindal aims to convert America next - AOL.com
As a child, Jindal requested to go by "Bobby" instead of his given name "Piyush" -- and as a teenager, he also began studying the Bible. «AOL News, Jul 15»
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Corrections: July 12, 2015
And a picture caption with the article misspelled the given name of the artist who created the artwork “Undertow.” He is Arlés del Rio, not Arels. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Between the Lines: Science, fiction and the phantasmagorical in …
Rollins – whose given name is Jim Czajkowski – has another identity, too. He has written seven fantasy novels in two series under the ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»

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