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Gender Masculine
Scripts Χριστος(Ancient Greek) Χρηστος, Χριστος(Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Χριστος (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χριω (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 Χρηστος. The two spellings are pronounced identically in modern Greek.
VariantChrist(Theology)
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