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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forename mean? 

  The noun FORENAME has 1 sense:

1. the name that precedes the surname

  Familiarity information: FORENAME used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1forename [BACK TO TOP]


The name that precedes the surname

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


first name; forename; given name

Hypernyms ("forename" is a kind of...):

name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forename"):

baptismal name; Christian name (the first name given to Christians at birth or christening)

praenomen (the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome)

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