a masculine name: dim. Chris, Kit, Kris
Origin of ChristopherMiddle English Christofre ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Christophorus ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Christophoros, literally , bearing Christ ; from christos (see Christ) + pherein, to bear
Christopher, Saint (3d cent. ); Christian martyr of Asia Minor: patron saint of travelers: his day is July 25
, Saint fl. third century AD.
Christian martyr often depicted as a giant who converted to Christianity and thereafter devoted himself to carrying travelers across a river. His feast, July 25, was dropped from the Catholic liturgical calendar in 1969.