from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Christian name.
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- n. A name given at christening or confirmation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the Christian name, which is given at baptism.
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- n. the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
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His baptismal name was Guido, but, entering the convent of the Reformed Dominicans at Fiesole, he took the name of Giovanni in religion; that of Angelico was afterwards given to him in allusion to the beauty and purity of his works.
The Scots of former times recognized their debt by frequent use of the baptismal name Malcolm, i.e.,
His baptismal name was Henry; but many years later, when he had attained to great holiness, God changed his name into Amandus, or
In the school at Volodymyr Josaphat -- Johannes was the saint's baptismal name -- gave evidence of unusual talent; he applied himself with the greatest zeal to the study of ecclesiastical Slav, and learned almost the entire casoslov (breviary), which from this period he began to read daily.