An example of née is referring to Jackie Kennedy's maiden name of Bouvier; Jackie Kennedy, née Bouvier.
Origin of neeFr, feminine of né, past participle of naître ; from Classical Latin nasci, to be born: see genus
- Born. Used to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
- Formerly known as.
Origin of neeFrench, feminine past participle of naître, to be born, from Old French naistre, from Latin nasc&imacron;; see gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.
- Mrs Smith, nee Jones
- Used when giving a former name. Originally known as.
- Since the name change, Butch (nee Frances) seems more tough and self-assured.
- As it is not a naturalised word in English, nee is often italicised.
- When used for a man, the masculine form nÃ© should be used.
French nÃ©e, feminine of nÃ©, past participle of naÃ®tre, to be born.