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>