The name Christian

Published on January 15 2016

This weeks Bible inspired name is the name Christian. This name originates in Latin and means (unsurprisngly) follower of Christ. What is surprising though is the number of times that this is (or more accurately isn't) mentioned in the Christian Bible. Three times-thats all! (thanks to this biblical girl name site for that nugget of information).

Used as a name, there have also been surprisingly few people to have been called this. A quick search of the internet will reveal though that there are a few versions of this or slight derivatives such as Christiano (Ronaldo) . Most famous (depends on your defintion of famous I suppose) could be the Hollywood actor Christian Bale or (for the younger generation), youtuber Christian Collins.

Written by Big Jock

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