Meaning of first name

first' name'.

Pronunciation: [key]
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Pronunciation: (adj.fûrst'nām"v.fûrst'nām'), [key]
— adj., v., -named, -nam•ing.
  1. of or pertaining to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.
  1. to address (someone) by his or her first name, esp. as a sign of informality or familiarity: The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her.
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