givenname — The given name of a person.


givenname ::=


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

A givenname is an alternative to firstname.

Processing expectations

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


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain givenname: bibliomixed, bibliomset, personname.


The following elements occur in givenname: 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.


 1 |<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
   |<title>Example personname</title>
   |<para>Starting in DocBook 5.1, <tag>givenname</tag> is an
 5 |<emphasis>alternative</emphasis> <tag>firstname</tag> in
   |personal names. For example,
10 |</article>

Starting in DocBook 5.1, givenname is an alternative firstname in personal names. For example, Albert Einstein.