Christian name

noun

Example Sentences

Her Christian name is Anna. although his Christian name is ordinary, his last name is quite distinctive

Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Christian name was in 1542

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“Christian name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christian%20name. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

Christian name

noun
: the personal name given to a person at birth or christening

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