Christian name

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Etymology[edit]

From Christian + name.

Noun[edit]

Christian name (plural Christian names)

  1. A first name formally given to a child at a Christian baptism.
  2. (by extension) Any forename.

Usage notes[edit]

Many non-Christian people find this term offensive when used to refer to them. The following synonyms can be used to avoid any possible offense:

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