Origin of ChristopherMiddle English Christofre ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Christophorus ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Christophoros, literally , bearing Christ ; from christos (see Christ) + pherein, to bear
- (born Christopher Hammond) 1907-2005; Eng. playwright
- 1780-1845; Eng. philanthropist & prison reformer
, Saint fl. 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.