An example of a Christian name is a person who was born as Anne.
- A name given at baptism. Also called baptismal name .
- A name that precedes a person's family name, especially the first name.
Usage Note: Because it presupposes that an entire society is Christian, the term Christian name when used generically can be taken as offensive in diverse societies. Writers seeking a way to avoid this problem can use first name or forename instead.