Meaning of “Christian name” in the English Dictionary

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"Christian name" in British English

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Christian namenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪs.tʃən ˌneɪm/ us /ˈkrɪs.tʃən ˌneɪm/

in Western countries, the first name and not the family name

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(Definition of “Christian name” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Christian name" in American English

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Christian namenoun [ C ]

/ˈkrɪs·tʃən ˌneɪm/

a name someone is given at baptism (= a ceremony at which a person is named as a Christian)

(Definition of “Christian name” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)