baptismal name


(Christian name) From the earliest times names were given at Baptism.

A name is given, which should be taken from some person, whose eminent sanctity has given him a place in the catalogue of Saints. This similarity of name will stimulate to the imitation of his virtues and the attainment of his holiness. – Catechism of Trent

MLA Citation

  • “baptismal name”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2012. Web. 25 March 2019. <>