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forename

[fawr-neym, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌneɪm, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a name that precedes the family name or surname; first name.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; fore- + name
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British Dictionary definitions for forename

forename

/ˈfɔːˌneɪm/
noun
1.
a first or Christian name
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Word Origin and History for forename
n.

1530s, from fore- + name (n.). The equivalent of Latin praenomen.

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