|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Public Element|
|Yes||No||Variable Character Length (700)||None||Yes|
|Definition:||The authorized form of a person's name.|
|Purpose:||Controls the name of a person and serves to differentiate persons with identical names from one another.|
|Relationship:||Person Name is the element on which all other elements used to describe persons are dependent. To have any other element about a person, Person Name must be created. Person Name is an independent element.|
Person names are cataloged according to RDA (Resource Description and Access).
If a person's name has any variants (pseudonyms, name changes, transliterations), enter that information in Variant Person Name.