This is the Continuous Integration Build of FHIR (will be incorrect/inconsistent at times).
See the Directory of published versions icon CodeSystem http://hl7.org/fhir/name-use

FHIR Infrastructure icon Work Group Maturity Level: NNormative (from v4.0.0) Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/name-use Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
active as of 2024-05-14 Computable Name: NameUse
Flags: CaseSensitive, Complete. All codes ValueSet: NameUse OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.66

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: NameUse (The use of a human name.)

The use of a human name.

This case-sensitive code system http://hl7.org/fhir/name-use defines the following codes in an undefined heirarchy:

1usual UsualKnown as/conventional/the one you normally use.btn btn
1official OfficialThe formal name as registered in an official (government) registry, but which name might not be commonly used. May be called "legal name".btn btn
1temp TempA temporary name. Name.period can provide more detailed information. This may also be used for temporary names assigned at birth or in emergency situations.btn btn
1nickname NicknameA name that is used to address the person in an informal manner, but is not part of their formal or usual name.btn btn
1anonymous AnonymousAnonymous assigned name, alias, or pseudonym (used to protect a person's identity for privacy reasons).btn btn
1old OldThis name is no longer in use (or was never correct, but retained for records).btn btn
2  maiden Name changed for MarriageA name used prior to changing name because of marriage. This name use is for use by applications that collect and store names that were used prior to a marriage. Marriage naming customs vary greatly around the world, and are constantly changing. This term is not gender specific. The use of this term does not imply any particular history for a person's name.btn btn


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code