personname — The personal name of an individual.


personname ::=


The personname identifies the personal name of an individual.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context.


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


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

See Also

Related elements: author, authorgroup, collab, contrib, editor, othercredit, personblurb.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example personname</title>
  |<para>Starting in DocBook 4.2, personal names, like
5 |<personname><firstname>Albert</firstname><surname>Einstein</surname></personname>
  |can be marked-up inline.</para>

Starting in DocBook 4.2, personal names, like Albert Einstein can be marked-up inline.