What does Christen mean?

Definitions for Christen
ˈkrɪs ənchris·ten

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Christen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baptize, baptise, christenverb

    administer baptism to

    "The parents had the child baptized"


  1. christenverb

    To perform the religious act of the baptism, to baptise.

  2. christenverb

    To name.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Christenadjective

    Etymology: chsirtnian, Sax.

    Where such evils as these reign, christen the thing what you will, it can be no better than a mock millenium. Burnet.


  1. christen

    To christen generally means to officially give a name to someone or something, often in a formal ceremony. Initially, it is used in a religious context, referring to the Christian sacrament of baptism, where a child or an adult is officially given a Christian name and admitted into the Christian Church. However, the term has been commonly used in a broader sense, such as naming or dedicating a new object (like a ship or a building).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Christenverb

    to baptize and give a Christian name to

  2. Christenverb

    to give a name; to denominate

  3. Christenverb

    to Christianize

  4. Christenverb

    to use for the first time

  5. Etymology: [AS. cristnian to make a Christian, fr. cristen a Christian.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Christen is ranked #8626 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Christen surname appeared 3,813 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Christen.

    89.2% or 3,403 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 199 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 86 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 66 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 21 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for Christen »

  1. chinrest

  2. snitcher

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christen in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Christen in a Sentence

  1. Sam Kerr:

    She kind of knows when Ive had a bad game or when shes had a bad game, and Carli Lloyd and Christen Press dont bring it up, its actually better, because its someone, you know when you talk to your parents and they say the wrong thing and annoy you, so Carli Lloyd and Christen Press kind of know what to say to each other.

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