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cristofano

FORM OF:
cristoforo
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

  • italianitalian

Related names

VARIANTS
italian
cristoforo, cristofaro, cristofero, cristofolo, cristofalo
FEMININE
italian
cristofora

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Greek - Latinized
christophorus
albanian
christopher, kristofor, kristofer, kristoforid, kristoff
ancient germanic
Stoffel
ancient greek
Christóphoros
arabic
krīstafe
armenian
Kʿristapʿvor
basque
kristoforo, kristobal
belarusian
krystafier
breton
kristof
bulgarian
khristofor
croatian
kristofor
czech
kryŠtof
danish
christopher, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christof, christofer, cristoffer
dutch
christoffel, Stoffel
english
christopher, kristopher
esperanto
kristoforo
estonian
kristofer
faroese
kristafár, kristoffur
finnish
christopher, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christofer, cristoffer
french
christophe, kristof
georgian
K'ristep'ore
german
christopher, christophorus, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, christof
greek
christóforos
greenlandic
christopher
hungarian - magyar
kristÓf, krisztofer
icelandic
christopher, kristofer, kristófer
indian - hindi
krisṭōphara
irish
críostóir
latvian
kristupas, kristaps
lithuanian
kristoforas
macedonian
hristofor, kristofer
norwegian
christopher, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christof, christofer, cristoffer
polish
krzysztof
portuguese
cristÓvÃo
russian
khristofor
scottish
kester
serbian
hristofor, kristofer
slovak
kryŠtof, kriŠtof
slovene
kriŠtof
spanish
cristÓbal
swedish
christopher, christophorus, kristopher, kristoffer, christoph, christoffer, kristof, kristofer, christof, christofer, cristoffer
ukrainian
khrystofor, kryshtof

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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