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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furst neym]
    • /fɜrst neɪm/
    • /fɜːst neɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furst neym]
    • /fɜrst neɪm/

Definitions of first-name word

  • adjective first-name of or relating to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting. 1
  • verb with object first-name to address (someone) by his or her first name, especially as a sign of informality or familiarity: The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her. 1
  • noun first-name given name. 1
  • adjective first-name attributive form of first name, noun. 0

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Origin of first-name

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1200-50

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Parts of speech for First-name


first-name popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for first-name

noun first-name

  • given name — the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.
  • baptismal name — Christian name (def 1).
  • christian name — Some people refer to their first names as their Christian names.
  • forename — a name that precedes the family name or surname; first name.

Antonyms for first-name

noun first-name

  • last name — surname (def 1).
  • surname — the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a Christian name or given name; family name.

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