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Abbreviations: Titles with People's Names

Abbreviate titles used with people's names.

Use an abbreviation, followed by a period for titles before or after names.

Titles Before Names Titles After Names
Mr. Dr. Sr. M.D.
Ms. Gen. Jr. D.D.S.
Mrs. Sen. Ph.D. B.A.

Note:  Miss is not an abbreviation.

Do not use a title both before and after the name.

  Example Dr. Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock, M.D.

Do not abbreviate a title if it is not attached to a name.

  Faulty    He went to the dr. twice last week.
  Revised    He went to the doctor twice last week.
See also
Familiar Names
Terms Used with Numbers
Common Latin Terms
When Not to Use
Plural Forms