|Origin:||cristnian, from cristen 'Christian', from Latin christianus; CHRISTIAN2|
to officially give a child its name at a Christian religious ceremony [↪ baptize]:
She was christened Sarah.
to give something or someone a name:
His fans christened him the king of rock.
The new plane has been christened the Hawk.
to use something for the first time:
We haven't christened the new garden chairs yet.