Christer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Christ + -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Christer (plural Christers)

  1. (sometimes derogatory) A Christian who publicly displays his or her religion.
    • 1917, L. V. Hodgkin, A Book of Quaker Saints,
      The village people called his father 'Righteous Christer,' which shows that he too must have been 'stiff as a tree' in following what he knew to be right.

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Christer

  1. A male given name derived from Christian, through a medieval form Christiern.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of Christian through a medieval form Christiern. First recorded in Sweden in 1484.

Proper noun[edit]

Christer

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 60 621 males with the given name Christer living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.