Title - Titles in English-speaking Areas

Titles in English-speaking Areas

The following titles are the default titles:

  • Mr - Adult males
  • Mrs - Adult females (usually for married females only)
  • Ms - Adult females
  • Miss - Formal title for unmarried females or for female children
For titles adopted by individuals of no defined gender, see Bigender.
  • Master - For male children. Young boys used to be addressed as "Master " – this was the standard form for servants to address their employer's minor children. It is also the courtesy title of the eldest son of a Scottish laird.
  • Maid - When used as a title before a name, this is an old way to denote an unmarried woman, such as the character Maid Marian.

Auntie or Uncle may be used as titles by nieces and nephews or by children to adults who they know.

Other titles are used for various reasons, such as to show aristocratic status or one's role in government, a religious organization, or a branch of the military.

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