Release 4 HL7 v3 Code System EntityNameUseR2

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 EntityNameUseR2

Description: A set of codes advising a system or user which name in a set of names to select for a given purpose.

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.1120 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: v3 Code System EntityNameUseR2 ( Description: A set of codes advising a system or user which name in a set of names to select for a given purpose.)

Release Date: 2018-08-12

1(Assumed) Abstract  Description:A name that a person has assumed or has been assumed to them.
2  A business name Description:A name used in a Professional or Business context . Examples: Continuing to use a maiden name in a professional context, or using a stage performing name (some of these names are also pseudonyms)
2  ANON Anonymous Description:Anonymous assigned name (used to protect a persons identity for privacy reasons)
2  I Indigenous/Tribal Description:e.g . Chief Red Cloud
2  P Other/Pseudonym/Alias Description:A non-official name by which the person is sometimes known. (This may also be used to record informal names such as a nickname)
2  R religious Description:A name assumed as part of a religious vocation . e.g . Sister Mary Francis, Brother John
1C customary Description:Known as/conventional/the one you normally use
1M maiden name Description:A name used prior to marriage.Note that marriage naming customs vary greatly around the world. This name use is for use by applications that collect and store maiden names. Though the concept of maiden name is often gender specific, the use of this term is not gender specific. The use of this term does not imply any particular history for a person's name, nor should the maiden name be determined algorithmically
1(NameRepresentationUse) Abstract  Description: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 Description:Alphabetic transcription of name in latin alphabet (Japanese: romaji)
2  IDE ideographic Description:Ideographic representation of name (e.g., Japanese kanji, Chinese characters)
2  SYL syllabic Description:Syllabic transcription of name (e.g., Japanese kana, Korean hangul)
1OLD no longer in use Description:This name is no longer in use (note: Names may also carry valid time ranges . This code is used to cover the situations where it is known that the name is no longer valid, but no particular time range for its use is known)
2  DN do not use Description:This name should no longer be used when interacting with the person (i.e . in addition to no longer being used, the name should not be even mentioned when interacting with the person)Note: applications are not required to compare names labeled "Do Not Use" and other names in order to eliminate name parts that are common between the other name and a name labeled "Do Not Use".
1OR official registry name Description:The formal name as registered in an official (government) registry, but which name might not be commonly used . May correspond to the concept of legal name
1PHON phonetic Description:The name as understood by the data enterer, i.e. a close approximation of a phonetic spelling of the name, not based on a phonetic algorithm.
1SRCH search Description:A name intended for use in searching or matching. This is used when the name is incomplete and contains enough details for search matching, but not enough for other uses.
1T temporary Description:A temporary name. Note that a name valid time can provide more detailed information. This may also be used for temporary names assigned at birth or in emergency situations.