From French née (“born”, feminine singular).
née (not comparable)
- Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.
- Mrs Smith, née Jones
- Used when giving a former name. Originally known as.
- Since the name change, Butch (née Frances) seems more tough and self-assured.
- In the original French, the masculine form né should be used when the subject is masculine. In English, this distinction is usually followed.
used to indicate maiden name of a woman
used to indicate a former name
née f sg
- “née”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.