- Also called baptismal name. the name given one at baptism, as distinguished from the family name.
- a person's first or given name.
Origin of Christian name
Related Words for christian nameforename
Examples from the Web for christian name
Historical Examples of christian name
They had been on Christian-name terms since they were children.Royal Highness
They were on Christian-name terms, or had been a few years ago.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns
What are you waiting for, Mr. Robber, Thief, or whatever your Christian-name may be?
My husband wanted to give me a pleasant surprise, for the name of this estate is identical with my Christian-name.Dame Care
I was a foundling child, picked up somewhere or another, and I always understood my christian-name to be Gill.The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
- a personal name formally given to Christians at christening