Christian name ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Also called . the name given one at baptism, as distinguished from the family name.
- a person’s first or given name.
Origin of Christian name First recorded in 1540–50 Related Words for christian nameExamples from the Web for christian name Historical Examples of christian name
They had been on Christian-name terms since they were children.
They were on Christian-name terms, or had been a few years ago.
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.
I was a foundling child, picked up somewhere or another, and I always understood my christian-name to be Gill.
British Dictionary definitions for christian name Christian name noun
- a personal name formally given to Christians at christening
usage This word was often loosely used to mean any person’s first name as distinct from his or her surname. Nowadays, especially in official documents, alternatives which do not refer to a particular faith, and are therefore more inclusive, are often used: first name, forename and given name