Christopher in the US

  1. #1,191 Huerta
  2. #1,192 Head
  3. #1,193 Dempsey
  4. #1,194 Chu
  5. #1,195 Christopher
  6. #1,196 Rossi
  7. #1,197 Tuttle
  8. #1,198 Puckett
  9. #1,199 Ng
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Meaning & Origins

English: from a medieval personal name which ostensibly means ‘bearer of Christ’, Latin Christopherus, Greek Khristophoros, from Khristos ‘Christ’. Compare Christian + -pher-, -phor- ‘carry’. This was borne by a rather obscure 3rd-century martyred saint. His name was relatively common among early Christians, who desired to bear Christ metaphorically with them in their daily lives. Subsequently, the name was explained by a folk etymology according to which the saint carried the infant Christ across a ford and so became the patron saint of travelers. In this guise he was enormously popular in the Middle Ages, and many inns were named with the sign of St. Christopher. In some instances the surname may have derived originally from residence at or association with such an inn. As an American family name, Christopher has absorbed cognates from other continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)
1,195th in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Quick facts

Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
to be exact
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Virgin Island
has the most people named Christopher per capita

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