Christopher

Gender:boy

Meaning:bearer of christ

Origin:Greek

Pronunciation:kris toff ur

Variations:Christophe, Krzysztof, Christoph, Christofer, Christophar, Kristopher

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Christopher is a timeless baby boy name that has always been popular throughout history. This is an ideal choice for parents looking for something classic and will withstand the test of time.

Detailed Meaning

Popular among early Christians who wanted to honour Christ with a personal link, Christopher is a name that largely rose in popularity in the 16th century.

Famous People With This Name

Christopher Walken is an American actor who has appeared in over one hundred films. Christopher Tolkien is the youngest son of J.R.R Tolkein, who wrote “The Lord of the Rings.” Christopher Plummer is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.”

Possible Nicknames

Christopher can be shortened to Chris or for something more affectionats, Chrissie/Chrissy.

Related Names

Christopher can also be spelt Christofer, Christophar and Kristopher. Related names include Christophe, Christoph and Krzysztof.

Stories Featuring This Name

Christopher Tietjens is the main character of Ford Madox Ford’s World War I tetralogy, “Parade’s End.” Christopher Pike is the captain of the USS Enterprise in the “Star Trek” franchise. Christopher Robin is Pooh Bear’s best friend in the books by A. A. Milne.

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