Kristofferson Name Meaning & Origin
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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The real 'image' behind this name is showcased in a scene from the book/movie Fantastic Mr Fox: an athletic, well-rounded and soft-spoken fox cub politely asks a bully to quit humiliating his cousin--when the bully refuses, Kristofferson swiftly remedied the situation with karate (after kindly removing his shoes so as not to break the offenders nose).
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Kristof is the Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Slovenian form of Christopher (Greek: Bearer of Christ); presumably Kristofferson means "Son of Kristof"
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Kris Kristofferson is a prominent country singer/songwriter: best known hits include "Bobby McGee and Me", "Sunday Morning Coming Down", and "Help Me Make It Through The Night"
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Kristofferson is featured in the children's novel The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Ronald Dahl and in the movie under the same name: the character is soft-spoken, well rounded, athletic and enjoys doing yoga.
Kristofferson is also a song by Tim McGraw, referencing Kris Kristofferson.