Christopher: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Christopher

Christopher

Pronunciation: KRIS-tə-fer (key)

Origin of the name Christopher:

Derived from the Greek Christophoros, which is composed of the elements Christos (Christ) and pherein (to bear).

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Christopher is interesting in that that name has both light and dark aspects in its mythology.

*St. Christopher: (Greek christos, Christ, pherein, to bear. Latin Christophorus, i.e., Christbearer).
A Christian martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd century Roman emperor Decius (reigned 249–251).
His Feast day is 25 July. He is the patron saint of: bachelors, transportation (drivers, sailors, etc.), travellers (especially for long journeys), storms, Brunswick, Saint Christopher's Island (Saint Kitts), Island Rab, Vilnius, epilepsy, gardeners, holy death, toothache.

Personal experiences with the name Christopher: | Edit

My father's name is Christopher, Chris for short. I love this name!!

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Chris
Kit/Kip
Topher
Christoff
Christo
Chrissie
Ister
Stoph
Chris-Cross
Christophe
Kris
Ris
Kay

Meanings and history of the name Christopher: | Edit

Of Greek origin, meaning "Bearer of Christ".

Famous real-life people named Christopher: | Edit

Christopher Nolan - British-American Film Director (Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, The Prestige, Memento)
Christopher Paul "Chris" Colfer - American actor and singer
Christopher "Chris" Evans - American actor
Christopher Knight - American actor
Christopher Columbus - explorer
Christopher Eccleston - English actor
Christopher Hitchens - English-American author/journalist
Christopher Walken - American actor
Christopher Reeve - American actor
Christopher Meroni - American actor
Christopher Wren - English Architect
Christopher Lee - English actor
Christopher Masterson - American actor
Christopher "Chris" Pine - American actor
Christopher "Topher" Grace - American actor

Christopher in song, story & screen: | Edit

Christopher Robin, of Winnie the Pooh fame
Chris Griffin, character on the animated TV show "Family Guy"
Christopher Hayden, character on the TV show "Gilmore Girls"
Christopher Moltisanti, character on The Sopranos. (Cue Adriana whining, "Chrissie!")
Christopher Perry "Chris" Halliwell, the son of Leo and Piper Halliwell in the hit TV series; Charmed.
Topher Brink, character from Joss Whedon's television show, Dollhouse.

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