Meaning of dead name in English:

dead name

(also dead-name)

See synonyms for dead name

noun

  • The birth name of a transgender person who has changed their name as part of their gender transition.

    • ‘Gregory is her dead name’

verb

[with object]
  • Call (a transgender person) by their birth name when they have changed their name as part of their gender transition.

    • ‘he was addressed with the wrong pronouns and dead-named’