Release 4 HL7 v3 Value Set EntityNameUse

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

This value set ( is defined as part of HL7 v3.


Defining URL:
Title:v3 Code System EntityNameUse


OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.15913 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

  • CodeSystem: This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for v3.EntityNameUse

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 21 Jan 2021

This value set contains 14 concepts

Expansion based on version 2018-08-12

All codes from system

0_NameRepresentationUseNameRepresentationUseIdentifies the different representations of a name. The representation may affect how the name is used. (E.g. use of Ideographic for formal communications.)
1  ABCAlphabeticAlphabetic transcription of name (Japanese: romaji)
1  IDEIdeographicIdeographic representation of name (e.g., Japanese kanji, Chinese characters)
1  SYLSyllabicSyllabic transcription of name (e.g., Japanese kana, Korean hangul)
0ASGNassignedA 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.
0CLicenseAs recorded on a license, record, certificate, etc. (only if different from legal name)
0IIndigenous/Tribale.g. Chief Red Cloud
0LLegalKnown as/conventional/the one you use
1  ORofficial registryDefinition: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.
0PpseudonymA self asserted name that the person is using or has used.
1  AArtist/StageIncludes writer's pseudonym, stage name, etc
0RReligiouse.g. Sister Mary Francis, Brother John
0SRCHsearchA name intended for use in searching or matching.
1  PHONphoneticA name spelled phonetically. There are a variety of phonetic spelling algorithms. This code value does not distinguish between these.Discussion:
1  SNDXSoundexA name spelled according to the SoundEx algorithm.