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Christopher Meaning


What does Christopher mean?

The name Christopher is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Christopher is "follower of Christ".

Christopher is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 11 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Chris-to-pher.

The Given Name Christopher

Christopher is the latinized form of the Greek Christophoros.

It is derived from Christos the Greek form of Christ and the Greek word phero meaning "to bear" or "to carry".

Early Christians used the name as a way of showing that they "carried" Christ in their hearts.

A famous bearer of the name, the explorer Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain four times in an effort to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia.

Christopher falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace, and Christopher A. Pissarides.

Christopher Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 42 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,261 occurrences. It ranked 10,679 in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 38 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,285 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Christopher has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Christopher Name Popularity Page.

Christopher Related Names

Christopher is a form of Christophoros.

Variants of the name Christopher include Christofer, Christoper, Cristopher, Crystopher, Kristofer, Kristopher.

The names Christoffer, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, Criostoir, Cristiobal, Cristobal, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Criston, Cristoval, Cristovao, Kester, Khristophoros, Kristof, Kristoffer, Krisztian, Krystof, Krzysztof, Risto are all forms of Christopher.

Christopher has the diminutives (nicknames) Chip, Chriss, Cris, Kit, Topher.

Famous Christophers

  • Christopher ~ Pope (903-904), Saint
  • Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace ~ Hip Hop Musician
  • Christopher A. Pissarides ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 2010
  • Christopher A. Sims ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 2011
  • Christopher Bales ~ Saint
  • Christopher Buxton ~ Saint
  • Christopher de Romaniola ~ Saint
  • Christopher Eccleston ~ Actor
  • Christopher Gorham ~ Actor
  • Christopher John Francis Boone ~ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time character
  • Christopher Lee ~ Actor
  • Christopher Lloyd ~ Actor
  • Christopher Marlowe ~ Writer
  • Christopher Masterson ~ Actor
  • Christopher McDonald ~ Actor
  • Christopher Meloni ~ Actor
  • Christopher Mintz Plasse ~ Actor
  • Christopher Nolan ~ Film Director
  • Christopher Paolini ~ Writer
  • Christopher Plummer ~ Actor
  • Christopher Reeve ~ Actor
  • Christopher Robin ~ Winnie-the-Pooh character
  • Christopher Robinson ~ Saint
  • Christopher Stanley ~ Actor
  • Christopher Walken ~ Actor
  • Christopher Wharton ~ Saint
  • Christopher Wren ~ Architect

Christopher Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Christopher.

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Christopher Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Christopher in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Christopher.

Just for fun, see the name Christopher in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Christopher in Nautical Flags page.