firstname — A given name of a person.


firstname ::= [-]


Use firstname for any given name or chosen name of a person. This is also used for forenames and sometimes nicknames.

[5.1]A firstname is an alternative to givenname.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. In an address, this element may inherit the verbatim qualities of an address.


These elements contain firstname: bibliomixed, bibliomset, personname.


The following elements occur in firstname: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

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