Christian name

noun
1.
Also called baptismal name. the name given one at baptism, as distinguished from the family name.
2.
a person's first or given name.
Origin
1540–50
British Dictionary definitions for Christian name
Christian name
 
n
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.

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