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Gender: M Meaning of Christopher: "bearer of Christ" Origin of Christopher: Greek and Latin Christopher's Popularity in 2013: #26

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Christopher is an evergreen classic dropped from Top 25 status this year, in spite of its appealingly strong, sincere, straightforward image, combined with a softer, more modern sound than, say, Robert or Richard.

A Greek name meaning 'bearer of Christ', it is sometimes used to honor Saint Christopher, a third century martyr who became the protective saint of travelers, reflecting the legend of Christopher being the giant who carried the Christ Child over a river. The name appeals to a wide range of parents, and has been chosen by several celebrities, including Sean "Diddy" Combs.

The almost ubiquitous American nickname is Chris, but a more recent one is Topher, and there are British variations that might add a more individual spin to the name--Kit, Kip and Christy. Two Christophers known to every schoolchild: Christopher Columbus and Christopher Robin.

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Famous People Named Christopher

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 Anton Knight, American actor
Christopher Hitchens, English-American author/journalist
Christopher Walken, American actor
Christopher D'Olier Reeve, American actor
Christopher Peter Meroni, American actor
Christopher Kennedy Masterson, American actor
Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine, American actor
Christopher John "Topher" Grace, American actor
Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor
Christopher Robin Milne, son of the Winnie-the-Pooh author
Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer
Christopher Kelly, Canadian NHL Hockey player
Christopher Ashton Kutcher, American Actor known as Ashton Kutcher
Christopher Maurice Brown, American singer know as "Chris"
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

Pop Culture References for the Name Christopher

Christopher Boone in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
Christopher Ewing, character on "Dallas"
Christopher Foyle, Foyle's War
Christopher Robin in "Winnie the Pooh"
Christopher Turk, from the TV show "Scrubs" goes by Turk
Christopher Tietjens, character in "Parade's End"
Christopher "Kit" Walker is The Phantom in the comic book series by the same name
Christopher "Chris" Nord: Agent Zero Marvel Character
Christopher "Chris" Perry Halliwell, son of Piper and Leo on Charmed
Christopher, an angel in Gabriel's Angel by Mark A Radcliffe
Christopher Lasalle, character from TV series "NCIS"
Christopher "Chris" Dollanganger, a character from the book/movies Dollanganger series (Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Garden of Shadows, Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth)

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