first name
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [adjective furst-neym; verb furst-neym]
    • /adjective ˈfɜrstˌneɪm; verb ˈfɜrstˈneɪm/
    • /fˈɜːstneɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adjective furst-neym; verb furst-neym]
    • /adjective ˈfɜrstˌneɪm; verb ˈfɜrstˈneɪm/

Definitions of firstname word

  • noun firstname given name. 2
  • adjective firstname 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 firstname 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

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Origin of firstname

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 Firstname


firstname popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% 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.

firstname usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with firstname

  • what is firstname and lastname?

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