first names

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In the context of personal names, particularly in western culture, a first name is the name given to a person at birth or an early period of life, historically at baptism and historically chosen to signify or honor a saint, an earlier family member, or a personal characteristic. In modern western usage, a first name is combined with a family name or other names to distinguish between multiple people having the same first name. In other traditions, such as Islamic tradition, the first name may be a religious name or another sort of name.
first names
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024