maiden name

noun
a woman's surname before her marriage.
Compare birth name.


Origin:
1680–90

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maiden name
 
n
a woman's surname before marriage

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Example sentences
Maiden name changes at work can take time, patience.
If you have a maiden name-married name mismatch, ask if the carrier makes exceptions to the no-changes policy.
She is married but uses that maiden name in her profession.
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