• A believer in Christianity.
  • An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.
  • A European, especially though not necessarily of the Christian religion.

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  • A male given name from Ancient Greek found in England since the twelfth century.
  • A female given name from Ancient Greek of medieval usage, rare today.



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  • From Middle English Cristien, from Old French chrestien, from Latin Chrīstiānus, from Ancient Greek Χρῑστιᾱνός, from Χρῑστός + Latin suffix -ānus. The older form is Christen. cretin.

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