Christopher Name Meaning and Origin

Christopher is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Greek’ origin. The baby name Christopher means “Bearing Christ”.


Christopher Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Greek”



Christopher is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “KRIS + ta + far”


Christopher Name Meaning:

Christopher is an Old Greek name that is derived from the Greek word kristos which means leader. The addition of the pher at the end meant to bear or to follow. The name is associated with Christians because for a long time after the death of Christ, Christians bore the name to signify that they were close to their leader, Christ. This is where the different meanings of the name came from, which is bearing Christ or to follow the leader”.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Chris, Kristopher, Kristos, Kristo, Krystopher, Kip, Kristofel, Christo, Krystofer, Christof, Cristopher, Christofor, Krys, Cris, Kristofor, Christobel,


Famous people with this name:

Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer;

Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor;

Christopher Eccleston, English actor;

Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist;

Christopher Nolan, British film director and producer;

Christopher Lee, English actor;

Christopher Paul “Chris” Colfer, American actor and singer;

Christopher Robert “Chris” Evans, American actor;

Christopher D’Olier Reeve, American actor;

Christopher Allen Lloyd, American actor;

Christopher Hitchens, English-American author/journalist;

Christopher Walken, American actor;

Christopher Peter Meroni, American actor;

Christopher Kennedy Masterson, American actor;

Christopher Whitelaw “Chris” Pine, American actor;

Christopher Michael “Chris” Pratt, American actor;

Christopher John “Topher” Grace, American actor;

Christopher Haden-Guest, British American actor/the 5th Baron Haden-Guest;

Christopher David “Chris” Noth, American actor;

Christopher Shannon “Chris” Penn, American actor;

Christopher “Chris” Tucker, American actor;

Christopher Julius “Chris” Rock III, American actor;

Christopher Crosby “Chris” Farley, American actor;

Christopher W. “Chris” Cooper, American actor;

Christopher Moore, American author;

Christopher Joseph “Chris” Isaak, American musician;

Christopher Taylor Buckley, Canadian American satirist and political speechwriter;

Christopher Anthony John “Chris” Martin, British musician;

Christopher “Chris” O’Dowd, Irish actor & comedian;

Christopher Robin Milne, son of the Winnie-the-Pooh author;

Christopher Kelly, Canadian NHL Hockey player;

(Christopher) Ashton Kutcher, American actor;

Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown, American singer;

Christopher Jordan Graves, American actor; twin brother Kevin Graves;

Christopher “Chris” Tomlin – American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter;

Christopher Charles Mintz-Plasse, American actor;

Christopher Eugene “Chris” O’Donnell, American actor;

Christopher Cross, American musician;

Christopher “Chris” Brooks, American artistic gymnast;

Christopher Adam “Chris” Daughtry, American musician;

Christopher Anton “Chris” Knight, American actor;

Christopher James Paolini, American author;

Warren Minor Christopher, American lawyer, diplomat and politician;

Christopher Pike, pseudonym of American young adult thriller novelist Kevin Christopher McFadden;

Christopher Michael Wren, architect who designed St Paul’s Cathedral, London ;

Christopher Mason, American model;

Christopher “Chris” Stark, British radio personality;

Christopher James “Chris” Kendall, British vlogger;

Christopher Burton, Australian horse rider;

Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch (br 2015), son of Benedict Cumberbatch;

Christopher Neal Jackson, American actor, singer, musician, and composer;

Christopher Anne “Chris” Affleck (nee Boldt), mother of actors Ben and Casey Affleck.;

Christopher “Chris” Sean Lowe, English musician, singer, and songwriter;

Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington, English actor;

Christopher Wolfgang Georg August Schindler, German professional footballer;

Christopher “Chris” Lloyd Smalling, English professional footballer




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