# [Tex/LaTex] biblatex: Abbreviated author names

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When using biblatex, how can you obtain abbreviated first names for authors in the bibliography (i.e. like the abbrv bibtex)?

I've been trying to look everywhere in the manual, but so far no luck.

Loading biblatex with the package option giveninits=true will just print the initial of the author's first name.
Note that this will not work in somewhat old versions, and you must use (the now-deprecated) firstinits=true option instead, which accomplishes the same thing.