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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Comments and insights on the name Christopher: | Edit

Christopher is a fairly common, yet still handsome and classic name for a baby boy. Pronounced Kris-tuh-fer.

Personal experiences with the name Christopher: | Edit

A good friend of mine has this name. He never (or at least very rarely) goes by "Chris", as he prefers his full name over it. He's from Botswana, Africa, where this name (I imagine) is not very popular at all. He's a great guy! He loves to joke and have fun, and I love him. This, for me, is just a very joyful name. :)

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

Nicknames for Christopher: | Edit

Chris.

Meanings and history of the name Christopher: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Christopher".

English:
He who holds Christ in his heart.

American:
He who holds Christ in his heart.

Latin:
With Christ inside.

Greek:
From the Greek word meaning "Carrier of Christ". Famous bearer: St Christopher, patron Saint of travelers, is believed to have carried the Christ-child across a river.

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 King - Awesomesaurusrex
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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