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RATE THIS NAME 3.67

christopher

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
KHRī́ō ‎-TOS / KHRīSTóS PHéRō / FéREIN > KHRISTóPHOROS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
KHRī́ō ‎(χρῑ́ω) -TOS ‎(-τος) KHRīSTóS ‎(χρῑστός) PHéRō ‎(φέρω) FéREIN (φέρειν) KHRISTóPHOROS ‎(Χριστόφορος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Khristóphoros ‎(Χριστόφορος)”, composed of two elements: “khrī́ō ‎(χρῑ́ω) -tos ‎(-τος) khrīstós ‎(χρῑστός)” (Messiah or Christ, an epithet of Jesus of Nazareth, to be rubbed on, used as ointment or salve) plus “phérō ‎(φέρω) férein (φέρειν)” (bring, bear, carry). In turn, the name means “Christ-bearer, the one who bears Christ (in his soul)”. The name originates in the Christian legend of St. Christopher. As a first name, Christopher has been in use since the 15th century. The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across the water. The name, frequently cited as religious and even zealous in nature, has found modern popularity in part due to historical figures. With the European exploration of the Americas following the navigation of Christopher Columbus, the name retained its reverent stature but allowed for its removal from purely religious uses and distinction.

Usage

  • albanianalbanian
  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
albanian
kristofor, kristofer, kristoforid, kristoff
danish
kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christof, christofer, cristoffer
english
kristopher
finnish
kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christofer, cristoffer
german
christophorus, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, christof
icelandic
kristofer, kristófer
norwegian
kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christof, christofer, cristoffer
swedish
christophorus, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christof, christofer, cristoffer
FEMININE
finnish
Christopha
german
Christophora
norwegian
Kristoffa, Kristofine
swedish
Christopha, Kristoffa
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
krissu, stoffer
english
topher, KIFF, Criffer
finnish
riku, krissu, toffe, tofferi
norwegian
krissu, offer, stoffer
swedish
stoffe, krissu, stoffer, toffe

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Greek - Latinized
christophorus
ancient germanic
Stoffel
ancient greek
Christóphoros
arabic
krīstafe
armenian
Kʿristapʿvor
basque
kristoforo, kristobal
belarusian
krystafier
breton
kristof
bulgarian
khristofor
croatian
kristofor
czech
kryŠtof
dutch
christoffel, Stoffel
esperanto
kristoforo
estonian
kristofer
faroese
kristafár, kristoffur
french
christophe, kristof
georgian
K'ristep'ore
greek
christóforos
hungarian - magyar
kristÓf, krisztofer
indian - hindi
krisṭōphara
irish
críostóir
italian
cristoforo, cristofaro, cristofero, cristofolo, cristofalo, cristofano
latvian
kristupas, kristaps
lithuanian
kristoforas
macedonian
hristofor, kristofer
polish
krzysztof
portuguese
cristÓvÃo
russian
khristofor
scottish
kester
serbian
hristofor, kristofer
slovak
kryŠtof, kriŠtof
slovene
kriŠtof
spanish
cristÓbal
ukrainian
khrystofor, kryshtof

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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Notable people and personalities​

Christopher (singer) (1992), Danish Singer
Christopher Becker (1980), German Film Director
Christopher Benoit (1967–2007), Canadian Wrestler
Christopher Blenkinsop (1963), Anglo-german Musician
Christopher Cockerell (1910–1999), British Engineer And Inventor
Christopher Columbus (1451–1506), Italian Explorer
Christopher Dewdney (born 1951), Canadian Writer And Poet
Christopher Deylen (1970), German Musician, Music Producer And Composer
Christopher Foss (born 1946), English Illustrator, Painter And Printmaker
Christopher Franke (1953), German Musician
Christopher Fry (1907-2005), British Writer And Playwright
Christopher Greenwood (1955), Judge At The International Court In The Hague
Christopher Gunning (born 1944), British Composer
Christopher Harris Williams (1798–1857), American Politician
Christopher Heyn, American Filmmaker And Author
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) English American Author And Journalist
Christopher Hogwood (1941), British Conductor
Christopher Horner (1971), American Cyclist
Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986), British-american Writer
Christopher Judge (born 1964), American Actor
Christopher Lambert (born 1957), American-french Actor
Christopher Lee (born 1922), British Actor
Christopher Lekapenos (921–931), Byzantine Co-emperor
Christopher Lloyd (born 1938), American Actor
Christopher Lloyd (born 1960), American Screenwriter And Producer
Christopher Lloyd (born 1982), American Rapper
Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593), British Writer
Christopher Nolan (1965–2009), Irish Author
Christopher Nolan (born 1970), British-american Film Director
Christopher Of Werle (before 1385–1425), Prince Of The Wends
Christopher Paolini (born 1983), American Writer
Christopher Plummer (1929), Canadian Actor
Christopher Reeve (1952–2004), American Actor
Christopher Reitz (1973), German Hockey Player
Christopher Rich (1953), American Actor
Christopher Walken (born 1943), American Actor
Christopher Wallace (notorious Big) (1972–1997), American Rapper
Christopher Williams (born 1956), American Photographer And Conceptual Artist
Christopher Williams (born 1972), Jamaican Track And Field Athlete
Christopher Wren (1632–1723), British Astronomer And Architect