CHRISTOS
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Theology
Meaning & History
Means "anointed", derived from Greek χριω (chrio) "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".
Related Names
VARIANT: Christ