Christopher Name Meaning & Origin

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Christopher

Chris, Topher, Christo, Christy, Kit, Risto,Crystal,Kristoff

Meanings and history of the name Christopher

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

Christopher Daniel "Chris" Lilley, Australian comedian
Christopher "Kit" Marlow - Elizabethan poet and playwright (Hero and Leander, Doctor Faustus)
Christopher "Chris" Brown - American Singer
Christopher George Latore Wallace - American Rapper AKA Biggie Smalls
Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges - American Rapper and Actor AKA Ludacris
Christopher Nolan - British-American Film Director (Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, The Prestige, Memento)
Christopher Knowings - American Actor (Sesame Street, Taina, Crooklyn)
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 Plummer, American actor
Christopher Masterson - American actor
Christopher "Chris" Pine - American actor
Christopher "Topher" Grace - American actor
Christopher "Kirbopher" Niosi - American Voice
Christopher Ballinger - Youtube vlogger and Magician
Christopher Alan "Chris" Young- American country Music singer/ songwriter
Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt- American Actor
Christopher Bang, South Korean leader, rapper, lead dancer, and lead vocalist of South Korean pop boy group Stray Kids
Christopher ‘Chris’ Hemsworth, Australian actor
Christopher ‘Chris’ Packham, English naturalist

Christopher in song, story & screen

Christopher Robin, of Winnie the Pooh fame
Chris Griffin, character on the animated TV show "Family Guy"
Christopher Herrmann, character on the TV show "Chicago Fire"
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.
Christopher Dollanganger, Sr. from the Dollanganger Saga by V. C. Andrews
Christopher Dollanganger, Jr. from the Dollanganger Saga by V. C. Andrews
Christopher Summers - Corsair of the Starjammers in the X-Men comics

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