Christopher Hayes in the US

  1. #9,700 Irene Rodriguez
  2. #9,701 Laura Phillips
  3. #9,702 Charles Shaw
  4. #9,703 Chris King
  5. #9,704 Christopher Hayes
  6. #9,705 Erik Anderson
  7. #9,706 Fernando Ramirez
  8. #9,707 Jill Brown
  9. #9,708 Billy Taylor
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Meaning & Origins

From the Greek name Khristophoros, from Khristos ‘Christ’ + pherein ‘to bear’. This was popular among early Christians, conscious of the fact that they were metaphorically bearing Christ in their hearts. A later, over-literal interpretation of the name gave rise to the legend of a saint who actually bore the Christ-child over a stream; he is regarded as the patron of travellers. In England the name was uncommon in the Middle Ages, but became very popular in the 16th century, especially in parts of the North.
23rd in the U.S.
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ (compare McCoy). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.
115th in the U.S.

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