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Gender Masculine
Scripts Χριστός(Ancient Greek) Χρήστος, Χρίστος(Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Χριστός (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χρίω (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".

This is a Modern Greek name as well, though it is commonly spelled Χρήστος. The two spellings are pronounced identically in Modern Greek.

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Greece: December 25
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