Christopher

Pronunciation: khre-e-sto-hphe-hr
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: 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.

Christopher Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Christopher is currently #224 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Christopher is currently #224 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Christopher is currently #221 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Christopher is currently #221 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Christopher

  • Christopher Walken: Christopher Walken is an American actor known for his roles in "The Deer Hunter," "Catch Me If You Can," and "Pulp Fiction."
  • Christopher Nolan: Christopher Nolan is a British-American filmmaker known for directing films such as "Inception," "The Dark Knight Trilogy," and "Interstellar."
  • Christopher Reeve: Christopher Reeve was an American actor known for his portrayal of Superman in the 1978 film and its sequels. He passed away in 2004.
  • Christopher Lee: Sir Christopher Lee was an English actor known for his roles in "Dracula," "The Lord of the Rings," and "Star Wars." He passed away in 2015.
  • Christopher Meloni: Christopher Meloni is an American actor known for his roles in "Law & Order