Definition of née in English:

née

adjective

  • Originally called; born (used in giving a married woman's maiden name after her surname)

    ‘Mary Toogood, née Johnson’
    • ‘His wife Attracta O'Malley, nee Moffitt, was born and raised in Charlestown.’
    • ‘Nora, nee Conway, was born in Kilnock, Brickens and emigrated to America in her young years.’
    • ‘Anna Zemankova, nee Vesela, was born August 23, 1908 in Olomouc, Moravia.’
    • ‘Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester, nee Goulden, and married Richard Pankhurst.’
    • ‘The death has occurred in Nottingham of Mrs Margaret Kirwan, nee O'Connor, formerly of Corner House, Swinford.’
    • ‘The death has occurred in London of May Gilroy, nee Wynne, formerly of Castlecawley.’
    • ‘Lelila is granddaughter of Agnes McNicholas, nee Timlin, formerly of Toneybane, Knockmore.’
    • ‘The death has taken place in England of Margaret Smart, nee McNulty, formerly of Bunacurry.’
    • ‘The death has taken place in Dublin of Agnes Comer, nee Gallagher formerly of Lakefield.’
    • ‘The death took place recently in Manchester of Mrs. Nan Kingston, née Taylor, formerly of Chatsworth.’
    born, formerly, previously
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Origin

Mid 18th century French, literally ‘born’, feminine past participle of naître; compare with .

Pronunciation

née

/neɪ/