Christopher meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Christopher No. of characters: 11 Gender: Boy Origin of Christopher: Old Greek
How to pronounce Christopher chri-sto-pher What does my name mean? Meaning of Christopher: Bearing Christ, Christ-bearer, To Carry, Bearer of Christ, Carrying Chri

Origin and Meaning

Christopher is a compound name of the elements 'Christos' meaning 'Christ' and 'phero' meaning 'to bear, to carry'. Thus, the name came from the Late Greek name 'Christophoros' meaning 'bearing Christ'. The ancient Christians used the name as a metaphorical way of expressing that they carried Jesus Christ in their hearts. The name was first mentioned in the legends which talk about a Saint, Christopher who carries the young Jesus across a river. He was then regarded as the patron Saint of travellers. One of the notable bearers of the name includes Christopher of Bavaria who ruled Norway and Sweden.

Christopher was ranked 32 in 2015 list of US boys name and dropped by 6.67% from its previous ranking of 30 in 2014. Christopher was ranked 954 in 2015 list of US girls name and dropped by 1.27% from its previous ranking of 942 in 2014. Christophoros comes from the Greek "Means" bringing christ "If Day August 21.. Voluntary in nature,Christopherare men bold and active, risk lovers. Jovial, humorous, fun, their company is nice. Travelers, adventurers,Christopherare passionate and curious. These are field workers who have a sense of business and commerce.

Full form of Christopher : Compassionate High-Spirited Religious Ingenious Shy Thoughtful Opportunist Popular Honest Energetic Reserved

Christopher is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 136 in 2014. Around 23551 people wear Christopher as their first name. Christopher is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Christopher is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1922 and ranked 32 (0.245887% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 2014117 people wear Christopher as their first name. Christopher is a rare first name for a girl in United States which is a rare name since 1938 and ranked 32 (0.245887% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 2014117 people have Christopher as their first name. Christopher is not a native United States and Christopher may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.563417% of people in US have this given name.

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History of Christopher

Since the fifth century, is venerated a Christophe name of the martyr in Asia Minor, which one knows nothing. According to legend, Saint Christopher took a child on his shoulders to cross a river. The weight of the child fails him down because this child was none other than Jesus carrying the weight of the world. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and motorists.

Expression number of Christopher is 4.

Organizing and managing qualities are possessed by Christopher. By systematic and methodical approach Christopher turns their dream into reality. Christopher are extremely sincere and honest.

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Ella Christopher in The Gift as Actress
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Whitney Christopher in The Spectacular Now as Actress
Christopher Wilder, also known as Christopher Wilder and "The Beauty Queen Killer," was a serial killer and itinerant American assassin, born in Australia.
Christopher Lambert in movie Beowulf as Actor
Names like Christopher Christopher Namesakes Related Names: Finnish: Kristoffer, English: Topher (From the Fertile Valley), Chip (Chipping Sparrow, Man, Strong Man, A Freeman), German: Christoph, Other: Topper (Graceful Rose, Rose), Kitt, Kriss, Kristo, Christoper (Huntsman, Hunter), Christopheranth, Christopherdavi, Christophere , Christopherjame (Manly, Form of Charles), Christopherjohn, Christopherjose (Manly, Form of Charles), Christopherjr , Christopherlee, Christophermich, Christopherpaul, Christopherryan, Christophor, Christophorus (Late Roman) Posts having Christopher: Popularity of Christopher

Updated on: June 27th, 2019
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Other variants of Christopher :Hristofor Hristo Kristofor Krsto Kryštof Kristoffer Christoffer Kris Christoffel Risto Christophe Christoph Christoforos Kristóf Christie Christy Cristoforo Christophoros Christophorus Kristaps Kristupas Krzysztof Krzyś Krzysiek Cristóvão Kester Krištof Cristóbal  English Boy Names :  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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