Meaning:bearing Christ
Christopher was the second popular boy’s name for 18 years, according to Social Security data, although it recently fell out of the top 25. Christopher was a popular name among the early Christians, who wished to show their devotion by bearing Christ in their names and their hearts. Over time, Christopher became more secular and better known for the Christopher Robin character in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. Nicknames include the often-used Chris and the less common Kit and Topher. Those on a journey can still ask for the protection of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers.

Famous Christophers

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  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Christopher Walken

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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