wren, christopher

Christopher

[kris-tuh-fer]

Christopher is the English version of a Europe-wide name derived from the Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος (Khristóphoros). The name means “Christ-bearer”, or more literally “Bearer of the anointed one”. The constituent parts are χρίστος (khrístos) "anointed one" and φέρειν (phérein) "to carry". The name originates in the Christian legend of St. Christopher.

In English, Christopher may be abbreviated as Chris, Kit, Topher, Toph, Cris, Kris and Wis.

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