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Christopher

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Etymology

Ancient Greek χριστοφόρος or 'Christ-bearing'. The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.

Pronunciation

  • UK (RP): IPA: /ˈkɹɪs.tə.fə/
  • US: IPA: /ˈkɹɪs.tə.fɚ/

Proper noun

Singular
Christopher

Plural
-

Christopher

  1. A male given name.

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Quotations

  • 1594 William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew: Induction, Scene II:
    Am not I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son, of Burtonheath; by birth a pedlar, by education a card-maker, by transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present profession a tinker?
  • 1934 Dorothy Sayers: The Nine Tailors
    - - - a baby, which also happened to fall due, was baptized "Paul" ( for the church ) "Christopher" ( because St. Christopher had to do with rivers and ferries ), the Rector strenuously resisting the parents' desire to call it "Van Weyden Flood".

Translations


Danish

Proper noun

Christopher

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

French

Proper noun

Christopher

  1. A male given name, borrowed from the English equivalent of Christophe.

German

Proper noun

Christopher

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Christopher

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Swedish

Proper noun

Christopher

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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