Given (First) Names


All given names of a person, such as the first name, middle names, maiden name if used as part of the married name, etc., for example, in the name “John Q. Delancey Public”, the given names would be “John Q. Delancey” and the <surname> would be “Public”.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  given-names  (#PCDATA %given-names-elements;)*            >


Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<name> Name of Person; <speaker> Speaker

Tagged Example

<article-title>Systematic review of day hospital 
care for elderly people</article-title>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Anne Williams</given-names>
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<aff id="StLukes">Department of Health Care
for the Elderly, St Luke&#x2019;s Hospital, Bradford BD5 
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British 
Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder>
<p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance 
in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p>