Christopher

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. A male given name.
    • 1594 William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew: Induction, Scene II:
      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?
    • 1934 Dorothy Sayers, The Nine Tailors:
      - - - a baby, which also happened to fall due, was baptized "Paul" ( for the church ) "Christopher" ( because St. Christopher had to do with rivers and ferries ), the Rector strenuously resisting the parents' desire to call it "Van Weyden Flood".
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English style spelling variant of the standard Danish Christoffer.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. A male given name.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Christopher, as a variant of the standard French Christophe.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. A male given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Christopher, as a variant of the standard German Christoph.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher m (genitive Christophers)

  1. A male given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English style spelling variant of the standard Norwegian Kristoffer.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. A male given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English style spelling variant of the standard Swedish Kristoffer.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. A male given name.