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Crispin (M)>

Crispin (male)

Variants:Crispian (M) Crispianus (M) Xpianus (M)
Source(s): English Parish Register
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, from Latin "curled (hair)".

Note that many old documents and some later ones replaced the first few letters with an "X": e.g. "Xpin". In the older documents in Latin an ending -us was normally added, and modified as a Latin case ending. At that time, Crispin & Crispian were generally written as Crispianus or Xpianus.