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christian name

Chris·tian name
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kris-chuh n neym]
    • /ˈkrɪs tʃən neɪm/
    • /ˈkrɪs.tʃən neɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-chuh n neym]
    • /ˈkrɪs tʃən neɪm/

Definitions of christian name words

  • countable noun christian name Some people refer to their first names as their Christian names. 3
  • noun christian name a personal name formally given to Christians at christening 3
  • noun christian name the baptismal name or given name, as distinguished from the surname or family name 3
  • noun christian name Also called baptismal name. the name given one at baptism, as distinguished from the family name. 1
  • noun christian name a person's first or given name. 1
  • noun christian name given name of a Christian 1

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Origin of christian name

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Christian name

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

christian name popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

christian name usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for christian name

noun christian name

  • given name — the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.
  • baptismal name — Christian name (def 1).
  • forename — a name that precedes the family name or surname; first name.
  • font name — a Christian name; baptismal name; first name.
  • given name — the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.

Antonyms for christian name

noun christian name

  • last name — surname (def 1).
  • surname — the name that a person has in common with other family members, as distinguished from a Christian name or given name; family name.

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