Name: Christopher

Origin and Meaning of the Name Christopher

  • Meaning:
    Bearer of Christ
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    (KRIS tof ur)
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Miscellaneous Info for Christopher

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    English speaking countries
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    From the Greek 'christos' (the annointed one, Christ) and 'phero' (I carry). Christopher is the patron saint of travellers and, according to the legend, Christopher carried the young Jesus across a river. Another famous bearer of the name is the explorer Christopher Columbus.

    There are several actors with the name Christopher, such as Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken, 'Superman' actor Christopher Reeve and Christopher Plummer.

    Christopher Wren was an English architect, who designed many of the churches of London following the Great Fire of London, and Christopher Marlowe was an Elizabethan playwright.

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