Origin of ChristopherMiddle English Christofre from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Christophorus from Ecclesiastical Greek Christophoros, literally , bearing Christ from christos (see Christ) + pherein, to bear
Saintfl. third century AD
- A male given name.
- A patronymic surname.
From Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος (Khristophoros, “Christ-bearing”). The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.