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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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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)
Translations of “Christian name”
in Arabic الاسم الأوّل…
in Korean 세례명…
in Portuguese nome de batismo…
in Catalan nom de pila…
in Japanese (姓ではなく)名前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 教名,洗礼名, 圣名…
in Turkish ilk ad…
in Russian имя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教名,洗禮名, 聖名…
in Italian nome di battesimo…
in Polish imię…
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