Christopher, Kristopher, Kristofer

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Christopher comes from Greek words meaning "bearing; carrying" and "Christ." Early Christians used this name to be symbolic of how they carried Christ in their hearts and minds, but later on a literal translation was adopted, and applied to a legend of how St. Christopher carried the baby Jesus on his shoulders across a river. Because of this, St. Christopher became the patron saint of travellers.

diminutives: Chris, Kit, Christy

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