Christopher - boys name

Christopher name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Christopher name meaning:

The name Christopher is derived from the Greek name "Christophoros," which is a combination of the words "Christos" meaning "Christ" and "phero" meaning "to bear" or "to carry." Therefore, the name Christopher can be interpreted to mean "bearer of Christ" or "Christ-bearer." This name holds significant religious connotations, symbolizing someone who carries or brings the message of Christ to others.

In addition to its religious meaning, the name Christopher also reflects qualities such as strength, guidance, and protection. It signifies a person who is trustworthy, dependable, and has a natural inclination to support and care for others. Individuals named Christopher often exhibit leadership qualities and are known for their loyalty and dedication towards their loved ones.

Overall, the name Christopher encompasses both spiritual and earthly traits, highlighting the importance of faith and the responsibility to uplift and support others.

Origin: Greek



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Related names

Christopher , Chris , Chrissy , Christa, Christina , Christof, Christofer , Christoff, Christoforus, Christophe, Christophoros, Christy , Chrystal, Cris, Cristobal, Cristoforo, Cristy, Khristopher, Kitt , Kristof , Kristofer, Kristoff, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristopher , Krystof, Krystopher, Krzysztof , Risto

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Overall UK ranking: 191 out of 4789

287 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (156)

Historical popularity of Christopher

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