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maiden name

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Definition of maiden name in English:

noun

The surname that a married woman used before she was married and which she may still use when married, especially in her employment: many women choose to work under their maiden names
More example sentences
  • In the last year of college, when everyone was trying to find a catchy ‘stage name’ I made lists and lists, researching old family names, maiden names, names that just sounded good.
  • I kept my maiden name as a second middle name, but I'd not want to saddle any of my kids with it.
  • Naomi would like to change her daughters' surname to her own maiden name.

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