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Origin: Austria
Region Origin: Western Europe

Christopher is a boy's name with Greek origins, meaning "bearing Christ" or "Christ-bearer". The name is derived from the Greek word Χριστόφορος (Christóforos), which is composed of Χριστός (Christós), meaning "Christ" or "Anointed", and φέρειν (phérein), meaning "to bear". The name has been in use since the 10th century and is popular throughout Europe and beyond. The name Christopher has been given to various saints throughout history, including Saint Christopher, who is the patron saint of travelers. He is believed to have carried a child across a river, not knowing that the child was Christ. This name has also been borne by famous figures such as Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, English playwright Christopher Marlowe, and actors Christopher Plummer and Christopher Walken.

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