Origins of the Traditional Christian Name
Christian first name origins stem from the Bible and are
common across many countries. The first name origins of such
are derived from various languages
including Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The Romans conquered the
known Western world and
Christian-names which derived from
Celtic, Germanic or Slavic languages are also, therefore,
included in this category of
Christian name origins.
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English speaking tend to refer to first-names as Christian names'. This is the definition we will use for the purpose of
the majority of information supplied on this page. For additional information
regarding other Christian religion origins please go to Biblical
Baby Names. Click the
following link if you are interested in the
Biblical Symbolism of the Stork.
A first or Christian name has been used since man
was first able to communicate. Try to imagine living in a
society that did not use any names! Surnames
did not really catch on until the 12th century. The
practice of referring to people by their surnames has
dramatically decreased in the last fifty years. The custom of
using a person's title has also diminished, once again, in
favour of using first-names. Society has changed. It has become
less formal. The change in
name usage began in America and
reflected the move to equality between classes and sexes. Our
Christian, or first,
name is what we are, now, commonly known by.
Importance of Christian Names!
will respond to our Christian
Name throughout our lives. People associate
us with our Christian
name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other
people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views
of people, just from hearing a name. Our Christian
therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a
disadvantage! These are, therefore, incredibly important.
And those of us who choose a Christian
name for a baby are taking on
a responsible task!
meanings of Christian-names
Meanings are only really
important to the person that they belong to! Christian
are not actually interesting to anyone else! To give credence to
this statement ask yourself the following questions...
answer for the vast majority of people will be a resounding
name meanings are, however, marginally
interesting when trying to decide upon baby-names. If you are
undecided perhaps the first name meaning would help you make a
final decision. Because of the relative lack of interest in Christian
name meanings their importance is fairly minimal when
choosing first names. The definitions and the
meanings can be found in the section of this site
dedicated to Baby Name Meanings
and the World
of Names where lists of first names from
all over the world can be found together with their first name
meanings and origins.
Christian Name shall I give to my baby?
name is the very first present that we give to our baby. It's a
present that they will probably keep and hear everyday for the rest of their
lives! Choosing baby names can be a real minefield! Will the name suit the
baby? Should the Christian
name be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular
or cool? Will the Christian
name be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!").
name be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and
ending with old age. Will the
name suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased
mercilessly about a
name? What will your baby think of your choice?