Derivative of Leo, from the oblique case. This form is common as a Jewish name, but recently has also acquired wider currency. The lion is an important symbol among Jews because of Jacob's dying pronouncement that ‘Judah is a lion's whelp’ (Genesis 49:9).
German: from the Latin personal name Christus ‘Christ’ (see Christian). The name Christ (Latin Christus) is from Greek Khristos, a derivative of khriein ‘to anoint’, a calque of Hebrew mashiach ‘Messiah’, which likewise means literally ‘the anointed’.