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maiden name

noun
1.
a woman's surname before her marriage.
Compare birth name.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90
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Examples from the web for maiden name
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for maiden name

maiden name

noun
1.
a woman's surname before marriage
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