Release 4 HL7 v3 Code System EntityNameUse

Vocabulary Work Group Maturity Level: N/AExternal Use Context: Any

This code system ( is defined as part of HL7 v3.


Defining URL:
Title:v3 Code System EntityNameUse


OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.45 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Release Date: 2018-08-12

1(_NameRepresentationUse) Abstract  Identifies the different representations of a name. The representation may affect how the name is used. (E.g. use of Ideographic for formal communications.)
2  ABC Alphabetic Alphabetic transcription of name (Japanese: romaji)
2  IDE Ideographic Ideographic representation of name (e.g., Japanese kanji, Chinese characters)
2  SYL Syllabic Syllabic transcription of name (e.g., Japanese kana, Korean hangul)
1ASGN assigned A name assigned to a person. Reasons some organizations assign alternate names may include not knowing the person's name, or to maintain anonymity. Some, but not necessarily all, of the name types that people call "alias" may fit into this category.
1C License As recorded on a license, record, certificate, etc. (only if different from legal name)
1I Indigenous/Tribal e.g. Chief Red Cloud
1L Legal Known as/conventional/the one you use
2  OR official registry Definition:The formal name as registered in an official (government) registry, but which name might not be commonly used. Particularly used in countries with a law system based on Napoleonic law.
1P pseudonym A self asserted name that the person is using or has used.
2  A Artist/Stage Includes writer's pseudonym, stage name, etc
1R Religious e.g. Sister Mary Francis, Brother John
1SRCH search A name intended for use in searching or matching.
2  PHON phonetic A name spelled phonetically.
There are a variety of phonetic spelling algorithms. This code value does not distinguish between these.Discussion:
2  SNDX Soundex A name spelled according to the SoundEx algorithm.