Given Name

Name typically used to differentiate people from the same family, clan, or other social group who have a common last name
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first name
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given_name
Dewey Decimal Classification
929.44
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4194
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6089
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June 16, 2015
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name_day
patronym_or_matronym_for_this_name
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Given names
Wikipedia creation date
6/17/2003
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Wikipedia opening text
A given name (also known as a first name, forename) is a part of a person's personal name. It identifies a person, and differentiates that person from the other members of a group (typically a family or clan) who have a common surname. The term given name refers to a name bestowed at or close to the time of birth, usually by the parents of the newborn. The term Christian name is the first name that which is given at baptism historically in Christian custom. In informal situations, given names are often used in a familiar and friendly manner. In more formal situations, a person's surname is more commonly used—unless a distinction needs to be made between people with the same surname. The idioms 'on a first-name basis' and 'being on first-name terms' refer to the familiarity inherent in addressing someone by their given name. By contrast, a surname (also known as a family name, last name, or gentile name), which is normally inherited, is typically shared with other members of one's immediate family. Regnal names and religious or monastic names are special given names bestowed upon someone receiving a crown or entering a religious order. Such a person then typically becomes known chiefly by that name.
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