baptismal name


Definition of baptismal name

: a name given at christening or confirmation

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At age 12, Toni, known then as Chloe Wofford, converted to Catholicism and selected Anthony as her baptismal name. Ekemini Uwan, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: How Toni Morrison’s words pierced me, as a black Christian female writer," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of baptismal name

1711, in the meaning defined above

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