first name

The first element of a full name.

Address the students by their first name from the first day on.


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  • First name — First First (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first name — Name Name (n[=a]m), n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. o mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]267. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first name — noun Date: 13th century the name that stands first in one s full name …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • First name alphabet — The First Name Alphabet is a widely used spelling alphabet in the United States in an effort to clarify which word has been said. Finance professionals frequently use the First Name Alphabet when spelling out stock tickers. Although many names… …   Wikipedia

  • Serge (first name) — NOTOC Serge (pronEng|ˈsɝdʒ in English) is a male first name, particularly common in France, as Sérgio in Portugal, and as Sergio in Italy, Spain [ [http://www.albaiges.com/onomastica/enpe global.htm CUADRO DE LOS NOMBRES DE PILA MÁS IMPUESTOS EN… …   Wikipedia

  • Boris (first name) — Boris (Bulgarian, Russian: Борис) is a Slavic name, probably with Bulgarian roots. [ [http://www.omda.bg/engl/history/ime Boris.htm THE TRIP OF THE NAME OF BORIS ROUND THE WORLD] ] [ [http://promacedonia.com/vz1b/vz1b 3 1.html Васил Н.… …   Wikipedia

  • John (first name) — Infobox Given Name Revised name = John imagesize= caption= pronunciation=IPA|/ˈdʒɒn/, IPA|/ˈdʒɑn/) gender = Male meaning = God is gracious footnotes = John is an English name for males.OriginsThe name John originates from יוחנן Yôḥānnān, which… …   Wikipedia

  • Peter (first name) — Infobox Given Name Revised imagesize=200px caption=Saint Peter as painted by Peter Paul Rubens. name =Peter pronunciation = PEE tur, PE ter, PAY tur gender = Male meaning = stone region = origin = Greek related names = Pete, Pearce, Pedro, Per,… …   Wikipedia

  • Joan (first name) — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Joan imagesize=200px caption=Joan of Arc was largely responsible for the popularity of the name Joan for girls in the English speaking world in recent years. pronunciation= gender = female, sometimes male meaning …   Wikipedia

  • Marcia (first name) — Marcia (usually pronEng|ˈmɑrʃə in English, though a few bearers of the name prefer IPA|/mɑrˈsiːə/), often shortened to Marcie (IPA|/ˈmɑrsi/), is a female given name derived from Latin meaning dedicated to Mars . Bearers of this name… …   Wikipedia

  • First — (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others of a series… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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