Template:Given name

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This is the {{Given name}} template.


Place {{Given name}} at the bottom of given name pages. Do not use this template on a disambiguation page that lists people by given name and also lists other topics. Instead categorize the disambiguation page by including the given name parameter with the {{Disambiguation}} template. For example, {{Disambiguation|given name}}. This will include the disambiguation page in Category:Disambiguation pages with given-name-holder lists.


By default, articles that include this template will be auto-categorized into Category:Given names. To override this functionality:

  • Use cat=<name of category> when the category should be changed to something else.
Example: {{Given name|cat=Welsh given names}}
  • Use cat=none when no category should be included.
Example: {{Given name|cat=none}}


Multiple categories are also possible. To accomplish this, use cat1= for the first category, cat2= for the second, and so on.

Example: {{Given name|cat1=Welsh given names|cat2=English given names}}


Pages that include both given names and family names may be tagged with type=both. This adjusts the displayed text accordingly, and obviates the need to include multiple templates.

Example: {{Given name|type=both}}

However, category names must still be provided in full.

Example: {{Given name|type=both|cat1=Welsh given names|cat2=Welsh surnames}}


See also

  • {{Surname}} – For pages or sections of disambiguation pages that list people by family name.
  • {{Hndis}} – For disambiguation pages that list articles associated with the same personal name.