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Origin of the name CHRISTOPHER.
Etymology of the name CHRISTOPHER.
Meaning of the baby name CHRISTOPHER.


CHRISTOPHER.  From Latin Christophorus (q.v.), Greek Christophoros (q.v.), meaning "Christ-bearer."  Usage: America, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales.
    Christopher Nolan (d. 2009), was an Irish author and poet.  Christopher Kane, a Scottish fashion designer.  Christopher Eric Hitchens, an English-American author and journalist.  Christopher Wolfgang Alexander, an Austrian architect.  Christopher Awdry, an English author. (Wiki)

... A name borne by many early Christians.  To this title was attached the beautiful allegory of the giant ever in search of the strongest master, whom he found at last in the little child that he bore on his shoulders over the river.  Simplicity soon turned the parable into credited fact, and St. Christopher became the object of the most eager veneration, especially as there had been a real martyr so called, and mentioned in the Mozarabic service-book.  He was put to death in Lycia, and his relics were supposed to have been at first at Toledo and afterwards at St. Denis.  The sight of St. Christopher's image was thought to be a protection from sickness, earthquake, fire, or flood, for the rest of the day, and it was therefore carved out and painted in huge proportions outside churches and houses, especially in Italy, Spain, and Germany... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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