Maiden Name – The original surname of a married woman
The maiden didn't know the name (maiden name), so she said "Open sesame", but the door would only open if she used her mother's birth name.
Examples of maiden name in a sentence
Lesley decided to keep her maiden name even after marriage, she didn't want to become Lesley Leslie.
A frequently used computer password is your mothers maiden name.
At the school reunion, everyone still referred to her by her maiden name.