given (adj.) Look up given at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "allotted, predestined," past participle adjective from give (v.); also with a noun sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Germanic ideology (Old English had giefeðe in this sense). The modern noun sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. Given name (1827) so called because given at baptism.