What does Christopher mean?

Definitions for Christopher
ˈkrɪs tə fərchristo·pher

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christopher, Saint Christopher, St. Christophernoun

    Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)


  1. Christophernoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    Am not I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son, of Burtonheath; by birth a pedlar, by education a card-maker, by transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present profession a tinker?

  2. Christophernoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: From Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος (Khristóphoros, " Christ-bearing"). The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.


  1. Christopher

    Christopher is the English version of a Europe-wide name derived from the Greek name Χριστόφορος (Christophoros or Christoforos). The constituent parts are Χριστός (Christós), "Christ" or "Anointed", and φέρειν (phérein), "to bear"; hence the "Christ-bearer". As a given name, 'Christopher' has been in use since the 10th century. In English, Christopher may be abbreviated as "Chris", "Topher", and sometimes "Kit". It was frequently the most popular male first name in the United Kingdom, having been in the top twenty in England and Wales from the 1940s until 1995, although it has since dropped out of the top 100. The name is most common in England and not so common in Wales, Scotland, or Ireland.


  1. christopher

    Christopher is a popular masculine given name in many parts of the world, derived from the Greek name Χριστόφορος (Christophoros). The name means "bearer of Christ," suggesting a person who carries or holds Christ in their heart. Christopher is often shortened to Chris, Kit, or Topher. The name is also used as a surname in some cultures. In addition to being a personal name, there are many notable places, institutions, and things named Christopher, including Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers in certain Christian traditions.


  1. Christopher

    "Christopher" is the 42nd episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and is the third of the show's fourth season. Its teleplay was written by Michael Imperioli, from a story idea by Imperioli and Maria Laurino. It was directed by Tim Van Patten and originally aired on September 29, 2002.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Christopher is ranked #1214 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Christopher surname appeared 29,067 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Christopher.

    73.7% or 21,425 total occurrences were White.
    18.9% or 5,494 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 1,003 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 631 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 369 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 145 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Christopher' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4465

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Christopher' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1992

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christopher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christopher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Christopher in a Sentence

  1. Devin Nunes:

    Christopher Steele was hired by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign to dig up dirt on Trump and his associates. That made its way to the FBI and to the State Department, at the same time, it appears you have multiple people in a six-week period from April to June that are making offers of selling some kind of dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russia to the Trump campaign…or maybe the FBI was running people in.

  2. Margot Asquith:

    What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

  3. James Clyburn:

    Both of them are wrong. Native Americans have been here forever, christopher Columbus did n’t discover America.

  4. Ezra Levant:

    He was just a few weeks shy of his 16th birthday. We prosecute murderers at that age all the time. He was no child, there were real children involved here — the fatherless kids of Christopher Speer, Christopher Speer.

  5. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery:

    Justice and due process for Christopher is a right that he has, too.

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