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”.


initials Initials of Given Names

Model Information

Content Model

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


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<name> Name of Person; <speaker> Speaker; <string-name> Name of Person (Unstructured)

Tagged Examples

Example 1

In a bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):

<ref id="bid.41">
<article-title>A common language for physical mapping 
of the human genome</article-title>
<pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">2781285</pub-id>

Example 2

In a bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing preserved):

<ref id="B8"><label>8</label>
</name>. <article-title>Effects and costs of 
day-care services for the chronically ill: a randomized 
experiment</article-title>. <source>Medical Care</source>
<year>1980</year>; <volume>18</volume>:
<pub-id pub-id-type="publisher-id">WES-6772889</pub-id>.